“An Ancient Decree About Maps” / A Memorable Fancy #082

On any map of our kingdom the chamberlain cares to have made, our capital must take up all of the space, even to the folds and curls; and writing codes in the edge as if the map could connect forever

Is not allowed.

And likewise,

On maps of our capital, the palace grounds only must be shown, and even there only the temple, the innermost temple, the idol’s porch, the grand beast itself, its glowing eyes;

Only the darkness in its glowing eyes.

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