In the mean time let him he thankful to the gods, that the Ethiopians have not been inspired with the same ambitious views of extending their possessions."
The interview, or convention continues through the 22d, 23d, and 24th chapters, but this will suffice at present.
It will be pertinent to remark here, that the Ethiopian monarch manifested great presence of mind, skill in detecting sophistry, boldness in repelling conspiracy, and magnanimity in permitting those wretches to go in peace who went to him with the bribe.
On the return of those spies to Cambyses, with the counsel of the Ethiopian, he was greatly exasperated, and well for him had he taken that counsel and been satisfied. But in the twenty-fifth chapter, we have an account of his mad attempt to march his army against the Macrobian Ethiopians. He set out from Thebes, and the historian says, "before he had performed one fifth part of his journey the provis-