Ah, I could write volumes about what it was like to go for three years without washing, combing my hair, or shaving my beard. I became a pariah, and yet, at the same time, I possessed a purse that would give me all the gold I desired.
It was a good experience to be rich and poor at the same time. It made me a truly fortunate man.
Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni de la Fortuna, Pink Fairy Book. Drawing by Gustave Dore.