Once the Conductor was gone Mervil said to himself, “ha, my brothers are naive. They think they have a free ticket to the Land of Light just because they believe. They should learn from me. I can earn a REAL ticket if I can get clean. I’ll climb out of this mess. Once I’m clean it’s ME the King will bless.” Mervil looked for something to stand on so that he could wash. Everything was covered in so much mud, there was nothing that would work, except a kid named Josh.
He said, “Hey, stay still. I need to use your head. I’m earning a ticket to the Land of Light. There is a lot of mud I need to shed.”