If now you have spoken truth, take this letter to Queen balkis; then come away.
While I study astronomy I think neither of balkis nor anything else on earth.
balkis trembled at this speech; her countenance expressed the horror she felt at this command.
Up flew the Butterfly's Wife, very frightened, and clung to balkis's white hand.
balkis then took leave, repeatedly assuring the son of Abdelaziz that she would never forget his generous conduct.
balkis bent her beautiful head down and whispered, 'Little woman, do you believe what your husband has just said?'
He just laughed with joy, and balkis, on the other side of the tree, smiled because her own true love was so joyful.
Then balkis beckoned that bold Queen without looking at her, and said to her and to the others, 'Come and see.'
The poor king rolled to earth, and as he turned on balkis a dying glance his sight faded.
Balthasar, left alone with balkis, tried to speak; he opened his mouth but he could not utter a word.