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And as he said this he was still more violently overcome with weeping, so that he affected Cyrus, too, till his eyes filled with tears. But after pausing for a moment Cyrus answered him as follows:

“Well, Cyaxares, in this you do not speak truly1 nor do you judge correctly, if you think that by my presence the Medes have been put in a position to do you harm;

1 Cyrus reasons with his uncle

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