“Yes, of course,” he replied, “and I invite others to help, by offering a reward for the recovery of the man.”“And further, if one of your servants is ill, do you take care of him and call in doctors to prevent him dying?”“Indeed I do.”“Well, suppose that one of your acquaintance, who is much more useful than your servants, is near being ruined by want, don't you think it worth your while to take steps to save him?
Xenophon. Xenophon in Seven Volumes, 4. E. C. Marchant. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA; William Heinemann, Ltd., London. 1923.
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