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removed it during dinner-he called a servant, and asked him who had taken it. There was no answer, and he resumed his book : then after an interval, with no sign of haste or hurry, but as if he was casually looking for it, he told the slave to bring the sword. Time passed and no one brought it, and Cato read the book to the end. Then he called his slaves one by one, and in a louder voice demanded the weapon. He struck one of them in the mouth with his fist, and covered his hand with blood. By now he was angry and exclaimed loudly that his son and servants were betraying him unarmed to the enemy, till his son ran in with his friends, and falling at Cato's feet implored him with tears. But Cato rose and with a terrible look said, When and where have you found me out of my senses, that no one remonstrates with me or tries to argue me out of my supposed error, but I am to be disarmed and prevented from using my own reason ? Why do not you put your father in chains, sir, and tie my hands behind my back, till Caesar comes and finds me incapable even of self-defence ? I need no sword to take my life : I have only to hold my breath for a short time or to knock my head once upon the wall.
At these words his son and the others left the room in tears, and Cato continued in a milder tone to Demetrius and Apollonides, who remained : Have you too determined to keep a man of my age alive by force, and to sit here and watch me in silence ? Or have you come to prove to me that there is nothing terrible or disgraceful in Cato, since he has no other hope of safety, expecting it at his enemy's hands ? If so, speak and convert me to abandoning the old views and convictions in which I have lived. Convert me to allowing Caesar to make me wiser and more indebted to him. In fact I have not come to any decision about myself, though, when I have done so, I wish to be in a position to carry it out. In a sense I shall take your advice, at least I shall take the advice of the.doctrines which your philosophy teaches. So leave me with a good heart, and

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