Yep, so that was The Lair Up There. Did you get it? I'm not sure whether the point of the story comes across too heavy-handed, or it doesn't come across at all. Ultimately what it's saying is pretty simple: you can't fill your life with external crap and expect it to make you happy. The lair up there is your brain, that's where your true wealth is. And that's the only thing that can keep you truly happy. If you're content in your own skin, and know how to keep yourself that way (the Dragon recommends knitting) you won't need to rely on the approval of others, or have to surround yourself with a golden hoard of goods.
Man, I am preachy.
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