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[ 144 J The emperor who had no doubt that all the soldiers were asleep fancied that they would be overjoyed on awaking, to discover their good fortune. He theresore caused them to be called together early in the morning, and asked of them successively what they had dreamed the preceding night, and whether the success was answerable to the vision. : He imagined that each would say he had sound a purse under his arm with an hundred pieces of gold. But not a word of the matter did he hear from the first eleven; when he enquired of the twelfth, the watchful sentinel, he made a profound bow to the king, and said, “Sire, I fancied last night, that a person who very much resembled your Majesty, visited us one after the other; and finding us all asleep, returned to his chamber, but soon after came back with a dozen purses, which he attached severally to the arm of each of us, and thẹn withdrew. Afterwards, Sire, I saw in my dream, that when that venerable and