“Well then,” said Cyrus, “do you think that he also would be glad to see us, if he thought we could help him?”“Think!” said Gobryas, “I am sure of it. But, Cyrus, it would be difficult to see him.”“Why?” asked Cyrus.“Because, to effect a union of forces with him, one has to march along under the very walls of Babylon.”
Xenophon. Xenophon in Seven Volumes, 5 and 6. Walter Miller. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA; William Heinemann, Ltd., London. 1914.
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