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[640a] even if we did come across them, we would probably fail to see at once what was right in them and what wrong.

That is very probable. Try, however, to learn from my description. This you understand—that in all gatherings and associations for any purpose whatsoever it is right that each group should always have a commander.

Of course.

Moreover, we have recently said that the commander of fighting men must be courageous.

Of course.

The courageous man is less perturbed by alarms than the coward.

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