When a man knows that fathers have this power, he is bound to rule the children over whom he exercises authority as he would wish his own to be ruled.1 If a boy tells his own father when he has been whipped by another father, it is a disgrace if the parent does not give his son another whipping. So completely do they trust one another not to give any improper orders to the children.
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