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[699d] in the way in which they then came to the rescue; but we would all have been broken up at that time and dispersed one by one in all directions.

What you say, Stranger, is perfectly true, and worthy of your country as well as of yourself.

That is so, Megillus: it is proper to mention the events of that period to you, since you share in the native character of your ancestors. But both you and Clinias must now consider whether what we are saying is

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