the card at the top of the staff represents the ultimate outcome should you continue on this course. six of swords (science): trusting in intelligence and intuition and setting off into the unknown. leaving an untenable situation and charting a new course. passage from difficulty and progress towards a solution. the road to recovery. travel and exploration.
let him hold on, and he will find one country as good as another; and in the meanwhile let him resist the fatal british tendency to communicate his dissatisfaction with a country to its inhabitants. 'tis a good idea, but it somehow fails to please. in a fortnight, if i can keep my spirit in the box at all, i should be nearly through this arabian desert; so can tackle something fresh.
lady basildon. perfectly tragic!
lord goring. or comic, lady basildon?
lady basildon. certainly not comic, lord goring. how unkind of you to suggest such a thing!
mrs. marchmont. i am afraid lord goring is in the camp of the enemy, as usual.
the sound and the words seemed to indicate that the voice came from the bottom of the well, so inga looked down. nothing could be seen, on account of the darkness.
rap! tap! tap! he knocked at the door, and the wise man who had been his master opened to him. "what do you want?" said he.
"i want to take service with you again," said the travelling servant.
"very well," said the wise man; "come in and shut the door."
and for all i know the travelling servant is there to this day. for he is not the only one in the world who has come in sight of the fruit of happiness, and then jogged all the way back home again to cook cabbage and onions and pot-herbs, and to make broth for wiser men than himself to sup.
that is the end of this story.