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[292a] and will himself be laughed at by those present.

Socrates
Perhaps that is so perhaps, however, after this reply, he will, I foresee, be likely to do more than laugh at me.

Hippias
Why do you say that, pray?

Socrates
Because, if he happens to have a stick, unless I get away in a hurry, he will try to fetch me a good one.

Hippias
What? Is the fellow some sort of master of yours, and if he does that, will he not be arrested and have to pay for it? Or does your city disregard justice


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