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Later, The Boss proposes to the king that he form a regiment to be considered the kings own, formed  of officers only, that can do as it pleases during battles. The other regiments would have to follow  orders and do the dirty work of fighting. In Chapter 26, we learn that The Boss is planning to go about the countryside as a "petty freeman" in  order to find out what things are like on that level of society. When he tells the king about his plan,  Arthur decides that he will come along. In the meantime, however, the king must take care of "the king's evil business," a time when all those  who are genuinely ill (they are screened) can come forward, touch the king, and receive a small  piece of gold — or, now, one of The Boss's new nickles. In this process, many are cured because of  their faith that they will be cured. It is a long and tedious process, but the tedium is relieved by the sound of a boy's hawking the first 
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