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trologers of the court failed to interpret this strange vision until the Hebrew Daniel was

called in, who declared to the monarch that he himself was the tree which should be hewn

down and have his branches cut away; that the king should be smitten and driven forth to

live with the beasts of the field until his pride should be humbled and his reason

restored. So Nebuchadnezzar was visited with madness. He imagined himself a beast, He

lived on herbs, and slept under the open canopy at night Under the influence of the

lycanthropy which had attacked him, he barked like wolf. He became hairy by exposure to