They have no one certain city, but many of them dwell in every city;
and if any of their sect come from other places, what they have lies open
for them, just as if it were their own; and they go in to such as they
never knew before, as if they had been ever so long acquainted with them.
For which reason they carry nothing at all with them when they travel into
remote parts, though still they take their weapons with them, for fear
of thieves. Accordingly, there is, in every city where they live, one appointed
particularly to take care of strangers, and to provide garments and other
necessaries for them. But the habit and management of their bodies is such
as children use who are in fear of their masters. Nor do they allow of
the change of or of shoes till be first torn to pieces, or worn out by
time. Nor do they either buy or sell any thing to one another; but every
one of them gives what he hath to him that wanteth it, and receives from
him again in lieu of it what may be convenient for himself; and although
there be no requital made, they are fully allowed to take what they want
of whomsoever they please.