Gold - This item, and how to obtain more of it, is the central tenant of the book. While modern readers may not be concerned with obtaining this item, they can certainly understand the desire for more wealth, whatever the currency. For the Babylonians, this object was the means to a better life and the more of this item one had, the better his life. The desire for this object fuels each character in the book, and the entire lesson of the book involves earning, keeping, and increasing one's supply of this object.
Bansir's House - The story begins at this location. The structure is that of the place of a simple worker and is enough to protect his family from the elements. This place overlooks the great palace of the king, and the owner of this place often sits on his garden wall to gaze...
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