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[432d] not easy to beat up.” “But all the same on we must go.” “Yes, on.” And I caught view and gave a hulloa and said, “Glaucon, I think we have found its trail and I don't believe it will get away from us.” “I am glad to hear that,” said he. “Truly,” said I, “we were slackers1 indeed.” “How so?” “Why, all the time, bless your heart, the thing apparently was tumbling about our feet2 from the start and yet we couldn't see it, but were most ludicrous, like

1 τὸ πάθος: for the periphrasis cf. 376 A.

2 Cf. Theaetetus 201 A.

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