The Caliph of Bagdad hired an intelligent and high spirited man as his court jester, and was much amused by his clever, witty comments. The clown was so well loved by his master that everyone at court showed him great respect. And so the Caliph was much (W) ... one day when he heard his beloved clown crying out in distress from the throne room. The Caliph hurried there and was astonished to find the guards beating the clown (X) .... Then he asked them to leave him.
The clown, however, (Y) ... to weep and wail even after the guards had left.
"Stop it" said the irritated Caliph. "You're still in one piece, aren't you?
"I'm not crying for myself, my lord; I weep for you," the clown explained.
"For me?" exclaimed the Caliph in surprise.
"Certainly! If I get beaten in such a way for having been only a few minutes on the (Z
) ... , how many beatings must you have suffered in all the years that you have been there?
choose the best words to complete the text (Y)