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[21] He would often warn his men not to punish their prisoners as criminals, but to guard them as human beings; and often when shifting camp, if he noticed little children, the property of merchants, left behind — many merchants offered children for sale because they thought they would not be able to carry and feed them1 — he looked after them too, and had them conveyed to some place of refuge.

1 The dealers often failed to find a buyer and consequently abandoned these captured children.

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