The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Travels of Sir John Mandeville by Sir John Mandeville:|
to grow; or else men cover the pit with gravel and sand, that no
man shall perceive where, ne know where, the pit is, to that intent
that never after none of his friends shall have mind ne remembrance
of him. And then they say that he is ravished into another world,
where he is a greater lord than he was here.
And then, after the death of the emperor, the seven lineages
assemble them together, and choose his eldest son, or the next
after him of his blood. And thus they say to him; we will and we
pray and ordain that ye be our lord and our emperor.
And then he answereth, If ye will that I reign over you as lord, do
everych of you that I shall command him, either to abide or to go;