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[17] And yet if we submit and fall into the King's hands, what do we imagine our fate is to be? Even in the case of his own brother, and, yet more, when he was already dead, this man cut off his head and his hand and impaled them; as for ourselves, then, who have no one to intercede for us,1 and who took the field against him with the intention of making him a slave rather than a king and of killing him if we could, what fate may we expect to suffer?

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