“Well, then,” Cyaxares made reply to this, “let me tell you that we are not guilty of doing any wrong to the Assyrian; but go now, if you wish, and ask him what he has to say.”
Cyrus, who was present, asked Cyaxares, “May I also tell them what I think?” And Cyaxares bade him say on.
“Well then,” said he, “if Cyaxares has no objection, tell the king of India
that we propose, in case the Assyrian says he has been wronged by us, to choose the king of India
himself to be our arbitrator.”
Upon hearing this, they went away.