|Besides the fraction, often stated as a
sixth, that is levied as a tax by the king from out of produce or income the following
belong to the royal coffers: ownerless property such as treasure-trove and escheat,
transit duties on imports and on internal traffic, and what is gained in war.
The chief advantage of wealth is the
security it Siva. A man of wealth may venture on any action, in that splendid security
with which a man looks on an elephants' battle from the top of a hill. He enjoys all the
pleasures of adventure and of triumph without anxiety as to possible reverse.
Make wealth, for there is no other
munitions of war so effective. There is no sharper sword with which to cut the pride and
confidence of the enemy.