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All looked at him, delighted to hear him speak, and one asked, “What is it, then, Autolycus, that you are proud of?” and he answered, “My father,” and with the words nestled close against him.

When Callias saw this, “Do you realize, Lycon,” said he, “that you are the richest man in the world?”

“No, indeed,” the other replied, “I certainly do not know that.”

“Why, are you blind to the fact that you would not part with your son for the wealth of the Great King?”

“I am caught,” was the answer, “red-handed; it does look as if I were the richest man in the world.”

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