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[15] Finally they said that they would do anything whatsoever, and begged him not to invade. He answered again that he could not trust to words, for they had proved false to their word in the previous case, but he said there was need of some deed that one could trust. And when he was asked what manner of deed this would be, he replied again: “The same thing,” said he, “that you did before,1 and in doing which you suffered no wrong whatever at our hands.” By this he meant giving over their Acropolis.

1 cp. IV. iv. 15.

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