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by H. Rider Haggard
     
 

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I may add that there is authority for the magic waxen image which the sorcerer Kaku and his accomplice used to bewitch Pharaoh. In the days of Rameses III., over three thousand years ago, a plot was made to murder the king in pursuance of which such images were used. "Gods of wax . . . . . . for enfeebling the limbs of people," which were "great crimes of death, the…  See more details below

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I may add that there is authority for the magic waxen image which the sorcerer Kaku and his accomplice used to bewitch Pharaoh. In the days of Rameses III., over three thousand years ago, a plot was made to murder the king in pursuance of which such images were used. "Gods of wax . . . . . . for enfeebling the limbs of people," which were "great crimes of death, the great abomination of the land." Also a certain "magic roll" was brought into play which enabled its user to "employ the magic powers of the gods."
Still, the end of these wizards was not encouraging to others, for they were found guilty and obliged to take their own lives.
But even if I am held to have stretched the prerogative of the /Ka/, or of the waxen image which, by the way, has survived almost to our own time, and in West Africa, as a fetish, is still pierced with pins or nails, I can urge in excuse that I have tried, so far as a modern may, to reproduce something of the atmosphere and colour of Old Egypt, as it has appeared to a traveller in that country and a student of its records. If Neter-Tua never sat upon its throne, at least another daughter of Amen, a mighty queen, Hatshepu, wore the crown of the Upper and the Lower Lands, and sent her embassies to search out the mysteries of Punt. Of romance also, in high places, there must have been abundance, though the short-cut records of the religious texts of the priests do not trouble themselves with such matters.
A Tale of Ancient Egypt

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ISBN-13:
9781412188197
Publisher:
eBooksLib
Publication date:
04/21/2010
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NOOK Book
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322 KB

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Sir Henry Rider Haggard, KBE was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform around the British Empire.

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Morning Star 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The wolves live in a place called the Forest of emerald Ice. The two largest packs, the Pack of the waterfall and the Pack of The eclipse are constantly at war, and have been for many generations. There used to be a dominant pack calle the Pack of the MorningStarr, but it was all but wiped out by a disease that hit the wolf packs three years ago . Supposedly none survived... alsi, the alphas pass down thwir rank to their pups- the beta rank is passed down through bloodlines also, and the beta only takes command of the pack if the heir to aplhahood is nonexistent or underage. If there is no heir, an alpha is elected. If the heir is underage, the beta is simply aplha until the pup is at least 16 moon cycles old. Any other questions you have just ask, and ill answer on res 4
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"Corn" was the generic English term for crops used to make bread, eg. wheat, barley, etc. (Note story of Joseph in KJV translation.) It was used for maize much later after its introduction to Europe from the Americas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story lost credibility when the author claimed corn was an Egyptian crop.