1. King Ozymandias of Assyria was running low on cash after
years of war with the Hittites. His last great possession was
the Star of the Euphrates , the most valuable diamond in the
ancient world. Desperate, he went to Croesus, the pawnbroker
to ask for a loan.
Croesus said, "I'll give you 100,000 dinars for it."
"But I paid a million dinars for it," the King protested.
"Don't you know who I am? I am the king!"
Croesus replied, "When you wish to pawn a Star, makes no
difference who you are."