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5m, 3 - 72 May, he not arrive till by my xdeath I have saved his life, which is of so much more value than mine. My life is of little service. His is valuable to his friends, to his wife, to his children. I have only one wish, that he may be detained by adverse circumstances till the period for his arrival has passed. The tyrant was struck with astonishment at this magnanimity. He endeavoured to speak, but his voice failed him, and he retired. At length the day for the execution arrived, but Damon had not returned. Pythias was brought out of prison and with a cheerful countenance ascended the scaffold, and thus addressed the assembled people, God has heard my prayers and is propitious to me. The winds have been contrary. Pamon could not arrive ; he will certainly be hera ೧-mಂಗ್ಡಂw. and my blood shall ransom that of my friend. . As he finished these words, a ಬ್ಲೂiâYaS heard at the extremity of the crowd, and, a voice garose from a distance