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[54] But from our answers to objections fresh objections will arise, a process which may be carried to some length. The strokes1 of gladiators provide a parallel. If the first stroke was intended to provoke the adversary to strike, the second will lead to the third, while if the challenge be repeated it will lead to the fourth stroke, so that there will be two parries and two attacks. And tile process may be prolonged still further.

1 Not enough is known of gladiatorial fighting to render this passage fully intelligible.

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