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[84d] and do not teach him; and be on the watch to see if at any point you find me teaching him or expounding to him, instead of questioning him on his opinions. Tell me, boy: here we have a square of four feet,1 have we not? You understand?

Boy
Yes.

Socrates
And here we add another square2 equal to it?

Boy
Yes.

Socrates
And here a third,3 equal to either of them?

Boy
Yes.

Socrates
Now shall we fill up this vacant space4 in the corner?

Boy
By all means.

Socrates
So here we must have four equal spaces?


1 ABCD.

2 DCFE.

3 CHGF.

4 BIHC.

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