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A charm to obtain invisibility

1There on the bank those Vipers lie, thrice-seven, having cast
   their skins:
  Now we with their discarded sloughs bind close and cover up the
   eyes of the malicious highway thief.
2Far let her go, cutting her way, brandishing, as it were, a club:
  Diverted be the new-born's mind: ne'er are the wicked
3Not many have had power enough; the feeble ones have not
  Like scattered fragments of a reed: ne'er are the wicked pros-
4Go forward, feet, press quickly on, bring to the house of him
   who pays.
  Unconquered and unplundered, let Indrānf, foremost, lead the

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