was a great change in him. He recovered his composure. Did he regain
his Paradise? He felt he was in his teens again and moved about with
such agility and gaiety that everyone around him was surprised at
the change that came over him.
it brought in its wake manifold problems. Seeing him thus, and
knowing the cause for such a sudden transformation, the ministers
and the heir-apparent fluttered and wailed, "How to get back
the Kingdom from the monks? Where to get such a huge sum? Whom to
approach for a loan? Oh! 40 thousand million pieces! Impossible,
impossible, and impossible, when the treasury was drunk to the lees
by the sovereign's unearthly religious thirst?"