touch the cup! As true as my brother Joseph is separated
from me; as true as I had nothing to do with the darts that
my brethren threw at him; as true as I was not one of those
to take off his coat; as true as I had no part in the transaction
by which he was given over to the Ishmaelites; as true
as I did not help the others dip his coat in blood; so true
is my oath, that they did not counsel theft, and that I did
not commit theft."

Joseph: "How can I know that this oath of thine taken
upon thy brother's fate is true?"

Benjamin: "From the names of my ten sons, which I
gave them in memory of my brother's life and trials, thou
canst see how dearly I loved him. I pray thee, therefore,

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