Again, I admonish you!

I am not here to lead. I am here to send you away.

The Path of least Resistance is the Path of the Fool.

You are not a Fool, and thus, I cast you out into the wilderness that the dogs may chase at your heels.

How foolish you look, hiding in that Tree!

The Children throw stones, so your only refuge is ever higher.

And when you fall from its highest branches, scattering the children as you are dashed to the ground with such force that you forget yourself, then shall the dogs come to lay by your side; then shall the Children fear you.

Then you will be quite a Fool indeed.

Then shall the streets clear at your approach.

They shall fear the madman - the lunatic! - the Fool!

Then shall your way be easy, and without hindrance.

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