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A PHILOSOPHIC MISSIONARY - DION CHRYSOSTOM

The crowd listened with pleasure to his speech and began to praise me. And I remembered him and said, ` How are you, Sotades ?' So I went to him and kissed him and his friend. The crowd laughed loudly at this. Then I realized that in cities they do not kiss each other.
H The previous champion of the countryman now comes forward and urges that he be suitably rewarded and given clothes, money, and a public dinner. IS proposal was accepted, and followed. The clothes and the money were brought on the spot into the theatre. I did not want to take them, but they said that I could not dine in a dress of skins. 'Then,' said I, ` to-day I will go without my dinner.' However they dressed me in the shirt and threw the cloak over me. I wanted to put my deerskin over that, but they would not allow it. But I absolutely declined the money, and swore that I would not receive it. ` If you want ', I said, ` some one to take it, give it to the orator,' so that he can bury it. Obviously he knows how.' And thenceforward no one interfered with us.
As he finished his story we found ourselves at his hut : and I said with a smile, 'There was one thing you concealed from the townsfolk, your finest possession.' ` What is that ?' he asked. 'This fine garden with all its vegetables and trees.' 'It was not in existence at the time,' he answered: ` we made it later.' We entered the house and made merry for the rest of the day, reclining ourselves on a high couch of leaves and skins, while the wife sat near her husband. A grown-up daughter waited and served us with black, sweet wine. The boys got the meat ready and ate with us after serving it, so that I congratulated the family, and thought to myself that I knew no one who lived so happily. Yet I was familiar with the houses and tables of the wealthy, kings and governors as well as private persons. I used to think the rich unhappy, and I thought them still more so then, seeing how poor and how free

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