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[4] But while he was bathing he bethought himself of Statyllius, and called out in loud tones, saying: ‘Apollonides, didst thou send off Statyllius? And didst thou bring him down from that lofty purpose of his? And has the man set sail without even bidding me good-bye?’ ‘By no means,’ said Apollonides ‘although we reasoned much with him; but he is lofty and unbending, and says he will remain and do whatever thou doest.’ At this, we are told, Cato smiled, and said: ‘Well, we shall see about that presently.’

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