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1. The twenty-third subject is this, that it is requisite to restrain a tethered animal from misbehaviour, and to keep watch over one's own creatures, especially at the time when they have eaten meat.

2. Therefore, if they have eaten meat and they commit an assault, every offence that the animal (‘haîvân) commits may be that person's whose meat may be eaten. 3. For example, if a horse lashes out a kick (lakad) at any one, the offence may be that person's whose food may be eaten and caused the offence.

4. Therefore it is necessary to make an endeavour that they shall commit no offence whatever, especially at a time when they have eaten meat.

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