“How is this so certain?”
“Because,” said he, “many have come from there, and though one tells the story one way and another another, they all say the same thing.”
“We shall have to fight those men, then?”
“Aye,” said he; “we must of necessity.”
“Well then,” said Cyrus, “won't you please tell me, if you know, how great the forces are that are coming against us; and tell me of our own as well, so that with full information about both we may lay our plans accordingly, how best to enter the conflict.”
“Listen then,” said Cyaxares.