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BOOK III.

CHAPTER XXI.
" Well then," I continued, " how, by telling one of those necessary falsehoods, of which we were lately speaking, a single genuine lie, may we find a way of persuading even the rulers, if possible, to accept it, or at any rate the rest of the citizens ? "
" What kind of a lie?" he asked.
" Nothing new," I said, " but a Phoenician tale of what has come about in many places before now, as the poets say, and have induced men to believe, but which has not happened in our times, nay, which perhaps will never happen again; and to make it credible would require no slight powers of persuasion."
" You seem to hesitate about telling it."
" After you have heard it," I said, "you will think I have a very good reason for hesitating."
" Speak," he said, " and do not fear."
" Well, I will speak ; and yet I really do not know where I shall find the courage to begin, or in what words I shall relate the fiction. I will endeavor to persuade first the rulers themselves and the soldiers, and then the rest of the citizens that, according to our tale, the education and training we gave them are mere illusions ; they only fancied, as in dreams, that they experienced all these things, and that they happened to them, while in reality at that time they were being fashioned and nourished in the bosom of the earth, where tltey themselves, their weapons and the rest of their implements were manufactured ; but when they were entirely completed, even then the earth, their mother, sent them up ;

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