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So they went away, sent for their friends, and adorned them with the robes.

Now Cyrus believed Pheraulas, that man of the1 common people, to be intelligent, to have an eye for beauty and order, and to be not indisposed to please him; (this was the same Pheraulas who had once supported his proposal that each man should be honoured in accordance with his merit;) so he called him in and with him planned how to arrange the procession in a manner that should prove most splendid in the eyes of his loyal friends and most intimidating to those who were disaffected.

1 Pheraulas is made grand marshal II. iii. 7 ff.

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