… Merlin’s bonds were loosed and he was told
that if he explained his laughter in the city streets
he would be free to return to the forests of Caledonia.
“The door-keeper was dressed poorly
and beseeched the passers-by for money to buy clothes,
yet buried under him was a pile of gold coins.”
“You must dig beneath the door-keeper to unearth a long lost treasure.”
“The youth buying patches for his worn out shoes made me laugh
because he was destined never to use them.”
“Even now that youth is drowned in the waves of the sea
and his body is floating lifeless towards the shore.”
King Rhydderch immediately sent his men to test these sayings…
The King’s Men returned after finding a dead body on a waste patch of sand
on the shore, along with a horde of hidden treasure
which they had dug up from the ground beneath the door-keeper.