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“I am not going to put a hand on anyone,” said Critobulus, “so teach me any good plan you know for making friends.”

“Then won't you put lip to lip either?”

“Courage!” answered Critobulus, “I won't touch a lip with mine either — unless the owner is fair!”

“That's an unfortunate beginning for you, Critobulus! The fair1 won't submit to such conduct; but the ugly like it, supposing that they are called fair for the beauty of their souls.”

1 i.e., beautiful in character (soul).

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