(a scene in the palace of Koenig Maurice of Stagonia)
The servants whisper that the rumors are true. His Majesty is indeed playing with some strange toys.
He had glass blowers make a bunch of glass "soldier" figures, then had them painted in Tipplebruder colors.
He has lined them up at one end of the great table and he crouches at the other end and, using a spoon as a catapult, he launches lead shot toward the figures . . . and chortles every time one of the glass figures is smashed.
Surely the man has lost his wits . . . surely.