Why Beelzebub Was in Our Solar System
Among all the passengers aboard the ship, one very handsome boy was conspicuous; he was always near Beelzebub himself.
This was Hassein, the son of Beelzebub’s favorite son Tooloof. After his return home from exile, Beelzebub had seen this grandson of his, Hassein, for the first time, and, appreciating his good heart, and also owing to what is called “family attraction,” he took an instant liking to him.
And as the time happened to coincide with the time when the Reason of little Hassein needed to be developed, Beelzebub, having a great deal of free time there, himself undertook the education of his grandson, and from that time on took Hassein everywhere about with him.
That is why Hassein also was accompanying Beelzebub on this long journey and was among the number around him.
And Hassein, on his side, so loved his grandfather that he would not stir a step without him, and he eagerly absorbed everything his grandfather either said or taught.
At the time of this narrative, Beelzebub with Hassein and his devoted old servant Ahoon, who always accompanied him everywhere, were seated on the highest “Kasnik,” that is, on the upper deck of the ship Karnak under the “Kalnokranonis,” somewhat resembling what we should call a large “glass bell,” and were talking there among themselves while observing the boundless space.
Beelzebub was talking about the solar system where he had passed long years.
And Beelzebub was just then describing the peculiarities of the nature of the planet called Venus.
During the conversation it was reported to Beelzebub that the captain of their ship wished to speak with him and to this request Beelzebub acceded.