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As to what you say about Philotimus and the payment ot the 20,600 sestertia, I hear that Philotimus arrived in the Chersonese about the 1st of January: but as yet I have not had a word from him. The balance due to me Camillus writes me word that he has received; I don't know how much it is, and I am anxious to know. However, we will talk of this later on, and with greater advantage, perhaps, when we meet? + But, my dear Atticus, that sentence almost at the end of your letter gave me great uneasiness. For you say, "What else is there to say?" and then you go on to entreat me in most affectionate terms not to forget my vigilance, and to keep my eyes on what is going on. Have you heard any-thing about anyone? I am sure nothing of the sort has taken place. No, no, it can't be! It would never have eluded my notice, nor will it. Yet that reminder of yours, so carefully worded, seems to suggest something.
As to M. Octavius, I hereby again repeat that your answer was excellent: I could have wished it a little more positive still. For Caelius has sent me a freedman and a carefully written letter about some panthers and also a grant from the states. I have written back to say that, as to the latter, I am much vexed if my course of conduct is still obscure, amid if it is not known at Rome that not a penny has been exacted from my province except for the payment of debt; and I have explained to him that it is improper both for me to solicit the money and for him to receive it; and I have advised him (for I am really attached to him) that, after prosecuting others, he should be extra-careful as to his own conduct. As to the former request, I have said that it is inconsistent with my character that the people of Cibyra should hunt at the public expense while I am governor.
Lepta jumps for joy at your letter. it is indeed prettily written, and has placed me in a very agreeable light in his eyes. I am much obliged to your little daughter for so earnestly bidding you send me her love. It is very kind of Pilia also; but your daughter's kindness is the greater, because she sends the message to one she has never seen. Therefore pray give my love to both in return. The day on which your letter was dated, the last day of December, reminded me pleasantly of that glorious oath of mine, which I have not forgotten. I was a civilian Magnus on that day.
There's your letter completely answered! Not as you were good enough to ask, with "gold for bronze," but tit for tat. Oh, but here is another little note, which I will not leave unanswered. Lucceius, on my word, could get a good price for his Tusculan property, unless, perchance, his flute-player is a fixture (for that's his way), and I should like to know in what condition it is. Our friend Lentulus, I hear, has advertised everything for sale except his Tusculan property. I should like to see these men cleared of their embarrassments, Cestius also, and you may add Caelius, to all of whom the line applies,
"Ashamed to shrink and yet afraid to take."
I suppose you have heard of Curio's plan for recalling Memmius. Of the debt due from Egnatius of Sidicinum I am not without some hope, though it is a feeble one. Pinarius, whom you recommended to me, is seriously ill, and is being very carefully looked after by Deiotarus. So there's the answer to your note also.
Pray talk to me on paper as frequently as possible while I am at Laodicea, where I shall be up to the 15th of May: and when you reach Athens at any rate send me letter-carriers, for by that time we shall know about the business in the city and the arrangements as to the provinces, the settlement of all which has been fixed for March.
But look here! Have you yet wrung out of Caesar by the agency of Herodes the fifty Attic talents? In that matter you have, I hear, roused great wrath on the part of Pompey. For he thinks that you have snapped up money rightly his, and that Caesar will be no less lavish in his building at the Nemus Diame.
- her arms, and laughed shrilly, insanely. Then she turned
- He turned toward Bliss and said, “Well, do you know what’s
- with haze, for Gendibal had no energy to waste on him.
- as the first had been, but Trevize did not mind. He might
- Three or four inches of water now flooded the cave of the
- a reward to you, but because I wish to. It is my earnest
- knees, with scarce a rag upon its little body. She watched
- Trevize said, “And what does Gaia have to offer as an
- to tell him that she loved him. A dozen times she thought
- Trevize said sharply, “Why are you so willing to bear
- you must do--but you must do it calmly and unemotionally.
- he is here, and everyone on Gaia is here, and every living
- church bell by guess. The arrival of our boats was a rare
- “Nevertheless, that amounted to an indirect tampering
- of thine, since at least I am the one who shall keep thee
- little flickery and hazy thanks to the interference of
- good old blooms of northern Europe which My Dear had so
- Novi said tentatively, “I do not understand exactly what
- would go to my death, whenever it might be, still immersed
- life of Janov. I have not had my life consumed and anesthetized
- In the afternoon we paid our respects to the governor —
- the strawberries. And whoso might be sorry, the child was
- Trevize said, “How do you expect me to make a decision?
- Bliss here than Dom, and it should be for you as well.
- wall. He staggered down again; his remarkable physical
- Trevize said, “How do you expect me to make a decision?
- of Terminus. It is he who will break the stalemate--as
- we are all close enough so that at the normal light-speed
- in water. He just managed to get in under the sluice gate
- straight. If I am satisfied, I will give you my heartiest
- is Lionokodell, five syllables, though her underling. It
- “Domis here,” said Bliss. “He/I/we do not know how
- of the Eurasian. She turned and faced him, threw up both
- certain that Gaia does not forget the Three Laws. Unless
- “You have no need to admit anything. I know you are a
- Water, and whom I serve. Nay, said the other, then will
- the steps again, finding himself now nearly up to his armpits
- had been known as Su to her parents and Vito her friends.
- Trevize shrugged. “I don’t think so, but there is one
- was rising quickly. He would certainly become First Speaker
- the sailors bought with a stick of tobacco, of the value
- a child. He thinks he loves you; he thinks he wants only
- Now was Birdalone half weeping, as she did on her raiment
- But as she sat there intent on her work, and her head bent
- and go into permanent camp just beyond the great river
- fowl would come to her hand, and play with her and love
- about the Second Foundation served as the perfect excuse
- to be done to kindle fire, and milk a she-goat, and get
- gangway above which lowered a green and rotting wooden
- the Goddesses of the Gentiles haunted there; others again