27Many also have perished, have erred, and sinned, for women. 28And now do ye not believe me? is not the king great in his power? do not all regions fear to touch him? 29Yet did I see him and Apame the king's concubine, the daughter of the admirable Bartacus, sitting at the right hand of the king, 30And taking the crown from the king's head, and setting it upon her own head; she also struck the king with her left hand.31And yet for all this the king gaped and gazed upon her with open mouth: if she laughed upon him, he laughed also: but if she took any displeasure at him, the king was fain to flatter, that she might be reconciled to him again. 32O ye men, how can it be but women should be strong, seeing they do thus? 33Then the king and the princes looked one upon another: so he began to speak of the truth.