By Pauline Gedge
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On most nights he imagined that one was the river and he was sailing north on it, through the Delta and out into the Great Green to have adventures with the Lycian pirates who often attacked the island of Alashia and were even impudent enough to make lightning raids on the coast of Egypt itself. He was the King’s Destroyer of Pirates, and with his crew of warriors he chased the Lycians, sinking their ships and dragging them back to Weset to be rewarded by a grateful monarch. “Huy, you are a good boy and have served me well,” the King would say.
With a short bow he turned away, Itu and Huy behind. “How is it,” Itu remarked in aggrieved tones, “that a stranger can accomplish what we could not? ” her husband snapped. “Why would he bother to do such a thing? ” “Well, he did something,” she muttered under her breath. Hapu heard her but chose not to reply, and they went on their way in silence. Hapzefa had set out a feast composed of Huy’s favourite foods in the shade of the garden. Bowls of chickpeas, slices of watermelon, salads of lettuce and cucumber, and cold fried inet-fish lay invitingly beside fresh dates and figs, newly picked grapes, and succulent sweet doum fruit.
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The Twice Born by Pauline Gedge