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[3] After twice1 crossing to the island from the opposite coast of Gaul and in many battles damaging the enemy rather than enriching his own men—for there was nothing worth taking from men who lived in poverty and wretchedness— he brought the war to an end which was not to his liking, it is true; still, he took hostages from the king, imposed tributes, and then sailed away from the island.

1 Once in 55 B.C. ( B. G. iv. 20-36); again in 54 B.C. ( B. G. v. 1-22).

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