- Babida and his companions, uncle Bibi and the young maiden Suzie, were shaken up by the late Governor's henchman's assertion and were now impatient to know the content of the rolled golden paper.
- "I have to admit that I, myself, was hooked by His Majesty's proclamation." Polo then said, piquing, even more, Babida and his associates' curiosity.
- "Let me read it to you first before its formal publication !" The late Governor's aide-de-camp spat out as he unfolded the papyrus.