for policy's sake kept a retinue of trained councillors—sixteen in number. They ranked
from ambassadors eextraordinary but not plenipotentiary down to three consuls to the
subs. Each cabinet officer had a department of work and their work was mostly to
study and train these germs.
This King's cabinet was composed of the most learned scholars, who had studied in
all parts of the world. One official had learned to interpret the studiosi jokes, another
had isolated and classified one of the germs, another gave them gym, another knew how
to collect money from them, another taught logic, but the most remarkable feat was
accomplished by a red-haired official who could even teach them Math. He was the most
beloved of the King's cabinet.
Thus the King, instead of having his cabinet discuss legislation, made them work
with his subjects to make them better.
The King always succeeded in keeping less than three hundred germs in the hamlet
at a time, realizing just how much the people would stand. Once a man in another
kingdom of the Czar's wished to advertise for more germs and make them subjects of
the King's, but the King refused to increase his province this way.
The King was a mighty warrior and a brilliant general. He was a big man, towering
head and shoulders above his subjects. He was very fond of fighting single-handed as
well as maneuvring for an army. His most notable single-handed victory was when he
unaided planned and executed a gigantic campaign and captured three hundred thou¬
sand dollars. His tactics became very famous and this master-piece of strategy was
studied successfully by other Kings.