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That you may know, men of Athens, what large sums he has received from the rents and from the debts1—he, who will presently wail as though he were destitute and had lost everything—hear a brief account from me. This man has collected twenty talents in all owing to debts he has recovered from the papers which his father left, and of these sums more than half he keeps in his possession; for in many instances he is defrauding his brother of his share.

1 The debts, that is, due to his father.

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