You know that my lineage is almost divine.
My father's sword was so terrible that he had to hide it with a cloak.
He probably did that because there were no jewels in the scabbard.
There were emeralds in it that outstared the sea.
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Now I must leave you here and go down among the shops for I have not changed my hair since we came to Thek.
Have you not brought that from Barbul-el-Sharnak?"