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CHAPTER XI.
And he hearing this burst into a very derisive laugh, and said: "By Hercules, this is that customary irony of Socrates, and I both knew this device of yours and forewarned the present company that you would not consent to answer, but would pretend ignorance and would do anything in the world rather than answer, if one should ask you a question."
" Yes, you are a wise man, Thrasymachus," I replied, "and you know perfectly that if you were to ask some one how many make twelve, and in questioning him you were to forewarn him thus: Have a care, sir, not to tell me that twelve is twice six, or three times four, or that it is six times two or four times three; since I will not tolerate you if you talk such nonsense; I imagine it is plain to you that nobody would answer a man who puts the question in that form. But if he should reply: `Thrasymachus, what do you mean? Must I not answer anything which you warned me not to say? Do you mean, my excellent friend, not even if the right answer is found to be one of these, but shall I tell him something different from the truth? or what do you mean?' What answer would you make to these inquiries of his?"
" Well," said he; "how perfectly this case of yours fits that warning of mine!"

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