THE TRUMPETER TAKEN PRISONER
TRUMPETER who had been taken prisoner in a battle begged hard for his life.
"Spare me, I entreat you," said he; "put me not to death without cause. I have killed on one, nor do I carry arms, but only this trumpet."
"For that very reason," said they
 who held him captive, "you shall the more surely die; for though without the spirit to fight yourself, you stir up others to violence and bloodshed."
He who incites to strife is worse than he who takes part in it.