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[39] Xenophon, however, would not bring the peltasts, for he could see Tissaphernes and his whole army coming into view;1 but he rode forward himself and asked, “Why are you summoning me?” Cheirisophus replied, “It is perfectly evident; the hill overhanging our downward road has been occupied, and there is no getting by unless we dislodge these people.

1 i.e. from the rear.

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