The Ancient Library
 
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THE DOUBLE INDICTMENT

seeing what lies at his feet. As far as the rest of it goes, he cannot complain, I am sure, that I have stripped him of that Greek mantle and shifted him into a foreign one, even though I myself am con­sidered foreign. Indeed I should be doing wrong to transgress in that way against him and to steal away his native costume.

I have made the best defence that I can. Please cast the same ballot as before.

(The votes are counted.)

HERMES

Well, well! You win by all of ten votes ! The same one who voted against you before will not vote as the rest even now. Without doubt it is a habit, and the man always casts the ballot that has a hole in it.1 I hope he will keep on envying men of standing. Well, go your ways, and good luck to you. To-morrow we shall try the rest of the cases.

1 Each juror was given two ballots of metal shaped like a Japanese top, a flat circular disk, pierced perpendicularly at its centre by a cylindrical axis, whish in the one for acquittal was solid, in the other, tubular.

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