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THE ROYAL PALACE


A table with dice should also be provided, and Brahmans, Vaisyas, and Sudras may be allowed to play there. Assaults of arms, dancing, singing, and music are allowed in the houses of the king's servants;

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AN INDIAN SCENE.

and the king shall constantly take care of his subjects:—

"That king only takes care of the welfare of his subjects in whose dominions, be it in villages or forests, there is no danger from thieves."

Both Vasishtha and Baudhayana declare that the king is entitled to a sixth portion of the income of his subjects as taxes, but they exempt many classes who