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THE TREATY OF PEACE.

"You have tried so ingeniously to lead him on to bad speeches," responded Ephraim; "let him go his own way."

"No," said Chisdai, and continued in the words of the Talmud, "In religious matters each Israelite has to answer for the other. On me, on thee, and on us all lies the burden of sin which he commits." He then left the room muttering to himself.