More than this, as they were neighbors and my farm adjoined
theirs, they sent into it in the daytime a young boy who was an Athenian, and
put him up to plucking off the flowers from my rose-bed, in order that, if I
caught him and in a fit of anger put him in bonds or struck him, assuming him to
be a slave, they might bring against me an indictment for assault.
When they failed in this, and I merely called witnesses
to observe the wrong done me without committing any offence against them myself,
they played against me the most dastardly trick.