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[27] But the expenditure that he showed was forty-eight minae, so that the children have been charged exactly the total of what he has spent.1 Now, what do you suppose he has done in cases of which nobody else has had cognizance, and where he managed the business alone, when in those which were conducted through others and of which information could easily be obtained he did not shrink from falsehood in mulcting his own daughter's children to an amount of twenty-four minae? Please come forward, witnesses, in support of this.“Witnesses

1 Again the whole of his actual contribution (24 minae) has been charged to the children's estate, as a half-share of an exaggerated total.

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