A young Roman was condemned to death for treason. At the end of the trial an older brother stepped forward. He had lost both arms fighting for Rome. Holding out the stumps he pleaded for his brother’s life. He confessed his brother’s guilt and that he was worthy of death, but he pleaded for his younger brother’s life because of his own sacrifice. As they looked at the stumps the judges pardoned the younger brother for the older brother’s sake.