When it was found I could neither understand nor be understood, I was conducted by his order to an apartment in his palace (this prince being distinguished above all his predecessors for his hospitality to strangers), where two servants were appointed to attend me.
The first is, by knowing how, with prudence, to dispose of a wife, a daughter, or a sister; the second, by betraying or undermining his predecessor; and the third is, by a furious zeal, in public assemblies, against the corruption’s of the court.
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It is my hope that over the years our organization has in some part paid the price for the unspeakable act committed against humanity by our predecessors in government.
James Dashner -- The Death Cure
I couldn’t help but compare Maxon to his predecessor.