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[294c] Dionysodorus, he said, as to place some such evidence before me as will convince me that what you say is true.

What shall I put forward? he asked.

Do you know how many teeth Euthydemus has, and does Euthydemus know how many you have?

Are you not content, he rejoined, to be told that we know everything?

No, do not say that, he replied: only tell us this one thing more, and propound to us that you speak the truth. Then, if you tell us how many teeth each of you has, and you are found by our counting to have known it, we shall believe you thenceforth in everything else likewise.

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