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And can you maintain that all just things are not fair, in so far as they are just? Consider well before you speak.

No, I think they are, Socrates.

Then take another point: if a man does anything, must there be something which is also acted upon by this doer of the thing?

I think so.

And does it suffer what the doer does, and is the effect such as the agentÕs action makes it? I mean, for example, when one strikes a blow something must needs be struck?

It must.

And if the striker strikes hard or quick,

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