However, I pass over this and all else
that I might find to say about the eleven talents, to show that my father did
not owe them but that Phormio secretly appropriated them.
But let me remind you of the purpose for which I read the
lease, namely, to prove that the will is spurious. For it stands written in the
lease that it shall not be lawful for Phormio to engage in banking business,
unless he obtains our consent. This clause absolutely proves the will to be
spurious. For what man, who had taken precautions that the profits which Phormio
might make by banking should accrue to his own children and not to Phormio
himself, and to secure this end had stipulated that it should not be permitted
him to engage in banking for himself, lest his interests might be separated from
ours—what man, I ask, in these circumstances would have provided that
Phormio should get possession of what he had himself won by his labor and left
in his house?