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[2] Then the king, beating upon his head and bursting into lamentation, said: ‘Alas for the evil genius of the Persians, if the sister and wife of their king must not only become a captive in her life, but also in her death be deprived of royal burial.’ ‘Nay, O King,’ answered the chamberlain, ‘as regards her burial, and her receiving every fitting honour, thou hast no charge to make against the evil genius of the Persians. ’

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