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“Very well,” said Cyaxares then; “if indeed1 any one will volunteer to follow you, I for my part should be really grateful to you.”

“Well, then,” said he, “send with me some one of these notables in positions of trust to announce your commands.”

“Take any of them you wish,” said the other, “and go.”

1 Cyaxares accepts Cyrus's proposal

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