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Ultimately, despatched on our approach with numerous grudging Jewish advantages from Rachel, we left our gate and have been instantly swept into the circulation of revelers making their approach towards the Palace. I felt like I have been transported to heaven. The environment sunlight forged shades of fireplace opposed to the horizon, and a delightful hum rose from the gang. but it appeared the quantity and thickness of its composition rose with each passing step. by the point we reached the gryphon statues on the portico, the gradual present had develop into a flood. Mordecai reached out and grasped my hand in a grip so tight I virtually felt my knuckles have been breaking. not like on my earlier journey, there has been no use to struggle the tide to arrive my vacation spot. this present day we have been carried alongside even if we cherished it or now not. the large arch I had popular on my prior event now swept prior me like an afterthought. The swiftness of its passage didn't preserve me from taking a look up, admiring its hovering grandeur and imagining that i used to be all alone—some favorite visitor of Persia getting into on a royal summons, clad in unique gowns and jewels. My fixation didn't final lengthy. The Palace’s front used to be actually basically the start of its wonders. I heard a curious sound underneath me and seemed all the way down to see that my ft have been treading on marble of the main difficult gold-veined development. having a look past my very own relocating legs and ft, I observed a flooring coated with this beautiful stone. All approximately us lay thick, eco-friendly foliage and parks ringed by way of flora of violet, fuchsia, pink and red. The royal gardens, I remembered with a dizzy sensation. In a tradition keen about cultivating the fitting loved ones backyard, these of the Royal Palace have been mythical because the most interesting in the entire land. the gang without warning parted round a pool bluer and longer than any physique of water I had ever beheld. Its floor appeared to replicate the azure blue of the desolate tract sky as perfectly as glass. At huge periods alongside its facets stood marble benches coated with completely coloured statues of lovely younger women. actual guards stood at cognizance among the benches, approximately as nonetheless as their stone opposite numbers. “Royal concubines,” Mordecai whispered. I frowned, startled, and discovered what he’d meant—one moment after, one of many lady statues really moved. The figures have been actual girls, wearing silk gowns that shimmered within the sunlight. I blanched, feeling without warning fairly simple, awkward and poorly dressed even for a boy. Then the total scene lurched and stumbled, virtually pitching me onto my face. I fought to regain my footing and appeared up back, for the resource of my trouble used to be Mordecai himself, yanking me ahead with the impatience of somebody dragging a baby to his bathtub. One second later a mountainous stone arch crowded out the solar. We have been contained in the King’s Gate—if such an enormity may perhaps also be referred to as “inside. ” i used to be used to low ceilings and a feeling of hot confinement. right here used to be a funky house as tall as a dozen rooms. Susa’s personal Jewish synagogue now appeared a dim hulk in comparison to this immensity. I blinked and squinted, craned my neck and walked on.