On one side is a raised stone platform, seat for the "boab" or door-keeper, and other servants of the house.
And boab did get on, only to stop at the ascent of the next hill.
boab was not intractable, but he was sagacious; he had been fed on that sort of chaff too long.
The house stands there now, weather-beaten and lonely on the peak of Mt. boab, all tenantless and forlorn.