Exalted son, Eftikhár Khán*, at the time of the service of (his) stewardship, owing to (his) good nature, experience, and careful attention, made me the (following) fine state­ment, “Dishonesty does not consist only in taking and dragging property, but in representing truth as untruth and untruth as truth.” I was much pleased (at these words); and I issued forth a strict order to all officers and royal ser­vants (to the effect) that they should represent to me the facts about each person without any exaggeration and should not care for the dignities of relatives, acquaintances, and strangers.