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A wicked king who can't deal with people disagreeing with him is judged.
The Fall of a Tyrant

There reigned in the kingdom of Forum, a king whose name was Wreybies, and he was wicked. To him gave all the people of the land both honor and heed. Now it came to pass, that when some of the people had inquired of others concerning the crafts of the land, disputing the king's opinions which did pertain to them, many, wishing to honor the king, made mockery of those who inquired, and provoked them continually until their speech revealed that they were offended. And it came to pass, that when the king had perceived that they were offended, he did cast them out of his kingdom, and all the people gave honor to the king for casting them out of his kingdom.

Now among the people was a man called Zion, unskillful in the crafts of the land, at least in the opinions of the people, and day after day he inquired of them concerning the mastery of those crafts, and made creations to test out his skill in those crafts. But the people despised the things which he made, saying that his skills were no good, and they were not helpful when they answered the questions he asked, but did exhort him to learn the skills which were most basic of all. And in the process of time, when Zion because of their insults waxed angry, and disputed with choler the things which they told him, Wreybies the king cast him out of his kingdom, and sent out word to all the people that he banished a troll from his kingdom.

And there came down from heaven upon the kingdom a mighty storm of fire, and devoured all the people of the land, and Wreybies the king was consumed by fire, and his subjects were consumed, and the wickedness of Wreybies thus was judged, and the evil of his people thus was judged. And into another land went Zion, whose king and people were good, who practiced also the crafts of those who lived in the other kingdom, and they gave encouragement to those who would learn them, and with patience they answered all the questions they asked.

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