He is a man under sentence of death. To free him even for a few days would strain his honesty-any mans honesty-too far.Pythias would never return here! I consider him a traitor,but i am certain he is no fool.
Your Majesty! I beg of you! Let pythias go home for a few days to bid farewell to his mother and sister. He gives his word that he return at your appointed time. Everyone knows that his word can be trusted.
What did you say,Damon?
Your Majesty! I will take his place in the prison until he comes back. If he does not return, then you may take my life in his place.
By order of my hand I will give him 3 days at noon to return if he does not then you will die in his place.
I cant believe you mean it!
I am so certain of Pythias that i am offering to die in his place if he fails to return on time.