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“You will please present him with me, then,1 will you not,” said Hystaspas, “that so I may get the collection of proverbs?”

“Ah, but have you property enough to match the girl's fortune?” asked Cyrus.

“Yes, by Zeus,” he answered, “and several times over.”

“And where is this property of yours?” asked Cyrus.

“Right there,” said he, “in your chair; for you are a friend of mine.”

“I am satisfied,” said Gobryas; and at once stretching out his right hand he added: “Give him to me, Cyrus; I will accept him.”

1 Hystaspas receives the hand of Gobryas's daughter

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