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“And what are they doing now?” asked Cyrus.

“They are being marshalled in battle array,” they answered; “and yesterday and the day before they were doing the same.”

“And the marshal,” said Cyrus, “who is he?”

“Croesus himself,” they replied, “and with him a Greek and some one else—a Mede; the latter, however, was said to be a deserter from your side.”

“Grant, O Zeus almighty,” said Cyrus, “that it be mine to get hold of him, as I desire!”

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