the card represents the critical factor for the issue at hand. ace of cups: great abundance. fulfillment. perfection. joy. fertility. Opulence. fullness. happiness. productiveness. beauty and pleasure. goodness overflowing. favorable outlook.
perhaps he had been detected in the act of spying, and was himself a prisoner in some other part of the castle!
"in fact, i am the solitary priest of apollo whom the emperor julian found here when he came to revive the worship of the grove, some twenty years ago. you have heard of the incident?"
brom bones, sorely smitten with love and jealousy, sat brooding by himself in one corner.
he punished the overseer, and, being a kindly and perhaps not a very diplomatic man, talked high of what he felt and what he might consider it his duty to forbid or to enforce.
'fool!' i said, shaking off his hand. 'i tell you, i know where he is! i know where they are going. come, and we will pluck the fruit while they are on the road to it.'
trust not in oppression, and put not vain hope in robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart thereon.
for thou hast been my help, and in the shadow of thy wings do i rejoice.