Whoever would tell her the story of the manipulated treasure room, should be arrested by the royal guards. The second tale is about Rhampsinit's visit to Hades. The German question is not a constitutional question, but a question of power; and the Prussian monarchy is now wholly German, while that of Austria cannot be.
The brother does as wished and with the head of his kinsman he runs to his mother. Meanwhile, king Rhampsinit throws a tantrum when he discovers the body of the trapped thief without head. He orders the guardians to impale the body and display it in town at the enclosure wall of the palace. Anyone who would stop before the corpse in grief should be arrested at once. The mother of the thief urges her son to find a way to retrieve the body of his brother. Should he refuse, she would immediately go to the king and tell him the truth.
The thief has no other choice than obey and so he creates a plan. On a very hot day he charges his two donkeys with full wineskins and guides them along the palace wall, close to the impaled body of his brother. When arriving, he deliberately makes the wineskins rip open. The guardians become curious when the thief laments and scolds his donkeys and the ruckus lures many bystanders who try to calm him down. Late that evening, the guards are completely drunk and fall asleep.
The thief takes the body and binds it on the donkeys, then he shaves the right cheek of both guards in attempt to humiliate them. Rhampsinit is baffled when he hears about the clever thief.
He wants the thief, no matter what the cost. In an attempt to catch him, the king orders his daughter to pretend to be a "maid" in the royal brothel.
The princess is ordered to sweet-talk every lover in telling her his most sinister deed. Whoever would tell her the story of the manipulated treasure room, should be arrested by the royal guards. The masterthief visits the princess, too, but smelling a rat he tricks her: He brings the right arm of his deceased brother and then tells her about his deed.
When the princess tries to hold him by the arm, he releases the dead arm and flees. King Rhampsinit is so impressed by the cleverness and ability of the masterthief that he sends out a harbinger to invite him to make peace. He promises his daughter for marriage to the one who could prove he was the masterthief. The hero accepts the invitation and Rhampsinit keeps his word. The masterthief and the princess marry and the story ends happily. There he plays dices with the goddess Demeter. After defeating her, the king is allowed to turn back to the realm of the living, Demeter gives him a golden towel as some winning prize.
As soon as Rhampsinit turns back home, all priests of Egypt celebrate a feast of which Herodotus says that it was still celebrated at his lifetime. Droysen was one of the first members to retire from the Frankfurt Parliament after King Frederick William IV of Prussia refused the imperial crown in In the following two years, Droysen continued to support the cause of the duchies, and in , with Carl Samwer, he published a history of the dealings of Denmark with Schleswig and Holstein, Die Herzogthümer Schleswig-Holstein und das Königreich Dänemark seit dem Jahre Hamburg, A translation was published in London in the same year under the title The Policy of Denmark towards the Duchies of Schleswig-Holstein.
The work was one of great political importance and contributed to the formation of German public opinion on the rights of the duchies in their struggle with Denmark. In his later years, Droysen was almost entirely occupied with Prussian history. After , he was appointed to a professorship at Jena ; in , he was called to Berlin, where he remained until his death. In , he brought out a life of Count Yorck von Wartenburg Berlin, — , generally considered one of the best biographies in the German language  and then began his great work on the Geschichte der preussischen Politik , or, in English, The History of Prussian Politics Berlin, — Seven volumes were published, the last posthumously; in total the work consumed 32 volumes.
It forms a complete history of the growth of the Prussian monarchy to the year This, like all Droysen's work, shows a strongly marked individuality, and a penchant of tracing the manner in which important dynamic forces worked themselves out in history. Droysen was twice married, and died in Berlin. His eldest son, Gustav , wrote several well-known historical works, namely, Gustav Adolf Leipzig, — , a study of the Gustavus Adolphus , the King of Sweden during the Thirty Years War , and Herzog Bernhard von Weimar Leipzig , , a study of Duke Bernhard , another able Protestant General during the Thirty Years War;  an Historischer Handatlas Leipzig, , a geographic analysis of historical and territorial changes, and several writings on various events of the Thirty Years' War.
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