All the petty supervising establishments are composed of convicts.
In Wischau itself, a petty German town, Rostov saw the Emperor again.
They acted also as police courts in the case of petty thefts, breaches of the peace and the like.
He had annihilated the petty kings of the South, had crushed the aristocracy, enforced the acceptance of Christianity throughout the kingdom, asserted his suzerainty in the Orkney Islands, had humbled the king of Sweden and married his daughter in his despite, and had conducted a successful raid on Denmark.
Henceforward the petty states of Syria were at all times subject to one or other of the great world-empires, and were still in dispute between Babylonia and Egypt as late as Necho.