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[95] What is your errand? To win the right to address the city?

We ask not to be surrendered, not to be dragged off against the will of your gods to Argos.

But this will not satisfy your owners. [100] They have control of you and have found you here.

It is right to respect the gods' suppliants, stranger. They should not be made to leave their sanctuaries with violence. For Lady Justice will not be so treated.

[105] Then send these chattel of Eurystheus from your land and I shall not use force.

It is godless to yield up a suppliant band of strangers.

Yes, but it is a fine thing to keep one's foot clear of trouble [110] and to hit on the superior plan.

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