(why these preparations)
'WHY THESE preparations without end?'-I said to Mind-'Is some one to come?'
Mind replied, I am enormously busy gathering things and building towers. I have no time to answer such questions.'
Meekly I went back to my work.
When things were grown to a pile, when seven wings of his palace were complete, I said to Mind, Is it not enough?'
Mind began to say, 'Not enough to contain-' and then stopped.
'Contain what?' I asked.
Mind affected not to hear.
I suspected that Mind did not know, and with ceaseless work
smothered the question.
His one refrain was, I must have more.'
'Why must you?'
'Because it is great.'
'What is great?'
Mind remained silent. I pressed for an answer.
In contempt and anger. Mind said, 'Why ask about things that are not? Take notice of those that are hugely before you,-the struggle and the fight, the army and armaments, the bricks and mortar, and labourers without number.'
I thought 'Possibly Mind is wise.'