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[24] Then Meidias, not knowing what to do, said: “Well as for me,” said he, “I will go away to prepare hospitality for you.” And Dercylidas replied: “No, by Zeus, for it would be shameful for me, who have just sacrificed, to be entertained by you instead of entertaining you. Stay, therefore, with us, and while the dinner is preparing you and I will think out what is fair toward one another and act accordingly.”

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