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[ 88 ) thus added a new world to the dominion of his king, instead of receiving a reward, he was brought home in chains, by order of his king. The Captain of the vessel knowing his character and dignity offered to take off his chains and to make his passage easy, but Columbus while he thanked him for his kindness, refused it, saying that these chains were the rewards and honors which he had received from his king whom he had served as faithfully as he had served his God. These marks of honor he would keep till his death. 39. Faithsulness of a servant. By a law of Persia, the king was allowed to go as frequently as he desired into the haram of his subjects. Shah Abas, one of the kings of Persia, after being intoxicated at the house of one of his friends, attempted to enter the apartment of his ladies, but was stopped by the door-keeper, who said that no one besides the master should enter there, while he was the