The sight of the masked man gave rise to a prolonged sensation.
You, also, stand aside," he said to the masked man.
The king, more impatient than intimidated, turned to the other masked figure.
The second masked person to whom the king had addressed himself was a man of huge stature and vast circumference.
"Also the Emperor became more and more excited with curiosity, and with great suspense one awaited the hour, when according to mask-law, each masked
guest must make himself known.
And thus too, it happened, perhaps, that before the last echoes of the last chime had utterly sunk into silence, there were many individuals in the crowd who had found leisure to become aware of the presence of a masked
figure which had arrested the attention of no single individual before.
This masked figure that you saw, did you recognise it?"
"Well, when that masked thing like a monkey jumped from among the chemicals and whipped into the cabinet, it went down my spine like ice.
Perhaps it was that which made me feel lonely, since I was neither masked
, nor disguised, nor yelling, nor in any other way in harmony with the bedlam element of life.