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saVing perso l) , the real one to whom Iowe gratitude, itisthatone."
The king, queen, serfs, serVants, and ministersi̅all were shockedand the peop]e
whowere there towatch the show were also quietly discussing (this) . T hekingi̅
immediately ordered, "Bring the youth here at once." (He theñl) ordered the ministers to
giveLodor 100 ingots of silver as a gift. Because of that, Lodor, who was in the midst of
many people, saidloudly, "King, Ithank you for giving me a gift. Nevertheless, as for my
saVing the princess, it was not for si]ver. It was to eliminate haurnm to the people and
through thoughts of gratitudefor theking." (HaVingsaidthis, he) again (begaunto) leaVe.
i̅ The beautiful princess suddenly hugged the youth and crying, said, "Respected
savior, young man, regardless of who you are, taki ng you (lit., that one) as my
bridegroom is the order of my father. How is it okay foryou toi̅retuurn?" Consequently,
the ministers and theretinue became very happy. As for the chief steward, he became
embarrassed. Theprincess, holdingthoughtsofloveanddesirefor theyouthevenmore
than before, expressed her innernlost thoughts saying, "Igive to you , who are complete]y
sincere and coural) geous, my ]ove and loyalty. Ihope that you will believe my completely
deceit]ess thoughts. HoweVer ugly your appeaance, and howeVer humble your social
background, Iwanttogowithyou." (Sayingthisshe) caressedtheyouth"sfacewithher
two hands again and again. When the princess"s hand caressed (his face) , wherever the
hand touched, the wounds hea]edaund theyouth's face became handsome like before.
The king became extremely happy andpersonallyi̅invited the youth to the throne
and put (him) between himse]f and the queen. Then the king stood up aundangrily lifted
his walking stick, ordering the soldiers to bring the deceitful chief steward, take off his
bridegroom"s clothes, and give his gifts all to the youth. The king and queen themselves
persona]ly took charge of the marriage celebration of the princess and the youth. After
the marriage celebration, the youth took (some) bodyguard troops and came to welcome
(bring) hisloVing mother Tsekyi. From then on (they) iVed happily together with the
princess.
I. .3 Grammaticalnotes

. འིགོར་ is an invo]untaury verb that conVeys "time elapsedpassed." Thus ཉིན་བཅོ་ལྔེ་འིགོར་ means "15 days passed
days elapsed"
days elapsed" (ཉིན་བཅོ་ལྔ་ལས་མ་འིགོར་བར་) . Literallythistanslatesas, "than15 days, didnot
elapse."
ཉིན་མཚན་བསྟུད་དེ་སྐྱོད་ isa simu]taneous construction meaning "going continuously



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