“After him, the third son was the victim of their sport. When it was demanded, he quickly put out his tongue. He courageously stretched forth his hands. He said nobly.
‘I got these from heaven.
Because of his laws I disdain them.
From him I hope to get them back again.’
As a result, the king himself and those with him were astonished at the young man’s spirit. He regarded his sufferings as nothing.”
The 3rd son put out his tongue and hands. He said that he had gotten these limbs from heaven and hoped to get them back. The king and those with him were astonished at this 3rd son who regarded the sufferings as nothing. Clearly the king is present. This 3rd son also expected some sort of afterlife where he would get his tongue and limbs back.