The Emperor

He is forbidden from telling you his secret. It is not even visible in his eyes. You can see duty and if you are lucky, dignity, but not what they rest upon.

I am allowed to tell you this:

Money gathers itself to itself by laws as implacable as those that draw water to the sea. Some are called by the ocean. Some travel far and gain much upon it. Some have mastered themselves, and come to command mysteries beyond it. Some serve, but none command the sea.