Having set foot in the capital we were glad.  Having reached the house and gone through the gate, since the moon was bright, the condition of things could be seen quite well.  Even exceeding what we'd heard, it was unspeakably dilapidated.  We realized then that the heart of the person we'd entrusted at the house was in disrepair too.  While a fence, indeed, was between them, they were like a single house, so he'd willingly taken it on, is how it was.  That said,