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[4] At any rate, when many of them were dissatisfied and said they would be thirsty there, he pointed to a river that ran near the barbarian fortifications, and told them they could get water there, but the price of it was blood. ‘Why, then,’ they said, ‘dost thou not lead us at once against the enemy, while our blood is still moist ?’ To which Marius calmly replied: ‘We must first make our camp strong.’

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