Do not, then, listen to him, when he seeks to hoodwink
you, and brings before you his transactions with other creditors, but refer him
to the agreement and to the rights growing out of it. It remains for me to
interpret this matter for you, and the defendant insists upon this very thing,
stating that the agreement requires him to repay the loan only if the ship
arrives safe. We also maintain that this should be so.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by Norman W. DeWitt, Ph.D., and Norman J. DeWitt, Ph.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1949.
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