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53 Following instructions from the Persian Prime Minister, Marie Petit was received by a minister, who led her to a tent especially prepared for her stay. The following day, she was served a big meal and then the minister accompanied her to the tent of the Prime Minister, where she found the King’s dragoman and many officials of the Persian court. Marie Petit requested from the Prime Minister that the King might be so kind as to grant her a permission to travel abroad in consideration of the difficulties she had been through and her journey to Amol. The Prime Minister said that might be difficult to do. During the meeting, Marie Petit presented him with the IOU document the late Fabre