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[25] Stop reading. Bear in mind that the words are “of the will of Pasio.” Now persons who wished to bear witness to the truth—assuming that it is absolutely established that the challenge was tendered, which it was not—ought to have given their testimony in the following way.

Read the deposition again from the beginning.“Deposition

. . . depose that they were present before the arbitrator Teisias . . .”

We do depose; for we were present. Read on.“

. . . when Phormio challenged Apollodorus . . .”

This, too, they might properly have stated, assuming that he really tendered the challenge.“

. . . if he declared that the document was not a copy of the will of Pasio . . .”

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