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“Chrysantas,” Cyrus answered, “let us not1 trouble ourselves with that which is beyond our powers; but we must apportion the work among ourselves as quickly as possible, to each contingent its proper share, and dig a ditch as wide and as deep as possible, so that we may require only as many men on guard as are absolutely indispensable.”

1 He proposes to divert the Euphrates

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