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Then Cheirisophus and his division proceeded into the river; but Xenophon took the nimblest troops of the rearguard and began running back at full speed to the ford1 that was opposite the road which led out into the Armenian mountains, pretending that he meant to cross at that point and thus cut off2 the horsemen who were by the side of the river.

1 i.e. the original ford, which had proved impracticable ( 5-6).

2 i.e. by attacking them on the flank.

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