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[ 14 J 7. Nouslairvan. Noushirvan, the king of Persia, being out hunting one day, became desirous of eating some venison upon which some of his attendants went to a neighbouring village and took away a quantity of salt to season it with ; but the King suspecting that they had brought the salt without paying for it, ordered them to return and pay its price. Then turning to his attendants, he said, this is a small matter in itself, but it is a great one as it regards me; for a King is an example to his subjects, and ought ever to be just; if I were to pluck only a single fruit from a poor man's tree without paying for it, my servants would the next day strip the tree of all its fruit. _ 8. A Sovereign’s duty. Solyman, the emperor of the Turks, having conquered the city of Belgrade, a poor woman complained bitterly to him that some of his soldiers had carried off her cattle in which her whole wealth consisted. You must have