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“In the name of all the gods, uncle,” said he,1 “tell me why you are angry with me; and what do you find wrong that you take it so amiss?”

“Because, Cyrus,” Cyaxares then made answer, “while I am supposed to be the scion of a royal father and of a line of ancestors who were kings of old as far back as the memory of man extends, and while I am called a king myself, still I see myself riding along with a mean and unworthy equipage, while you come before me great and magnificent in the eyes of my own retinue as well as the rest of your forces.

1 Cyaxares's jealous complaints

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