some found this by far the most amusing part

The King of the Gold Mines was not less noble and splendid; it was easy to see by his face how happy he was, and everyone who went near him returned loaded with presents, for all round the great banqueting hall had been arranged a thousand barrels full of gold, and numberless bags made of velvet embroidered with pearls and filled with money, each one containing at least a hundred thousand gold pieces, which were given away to everyone who liked to hold out his hand, which numbers of people hastened to do, you may be sure–indeed, some found this by far the most amusing part of the wedding festivities.

From “The Yellow Dwarf” in The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (p. 25).

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