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[155b] Thereupon he said to his attendant,—Boy, call Charmides; tell him I want him to see a doctor about the ailment with which he told me he was troubled yesterday. Then, turning to me,—You know, he has spoken lately of having a headache, said Critias, on getting up in the morning: now why should you not represent to him that you know a cure for headache?

Why not? I said: only he must come.

Oh, he will be here, he said.

And so it was; for he came, and caused much laughter, because each of us who were seated

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