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BOOK VII

and would endure anything rather than hold his former opinions and live the life of the den?"
" Yes," he said, " I have no doubt he would prefer to suffer anything rather than go on living in that way."
" Now consider this also," said I: " Suppose such a man were to descend a second time into the cavern and seat himself in his old place, would he not, on passing so suddenly out of the sunlight, get his eyes full of darkness?"
" Yes, he certainly would."
But if now he were compelled once more to engage in a guessing-contest on these shadows, with those who had never been released from chains, while his sight was still blurred, and his eyes not yet adjusted to the obscurity-(and if the process of habituation lasted a considerable time), would he not, think you, provoke the laughter of his companions? Would they not declare that, owing to his visit to the upper world, he had come back with his eyesight ruined, and that the ascent was not worth even the attempt? And if any one tried to release them and lead them up to the light, in case they could only get him into their power, they would put him to death, would they not ?"(2)
" Doubtless they would," said he.

2 Another manifest reference to the fate of Socrates. Compare Book VI, Note 13.

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