"Ranofer tried the box first. He found nothing there. . . .The chest looked no more promising. . . .There was something dark and curving in a corner, wrapped in a scrap of cotton rag. . . .He tugged it out, jerked the cloth away impatiently and went numb all over with the shock of what he saw. There in his hand lay a gold goblet more beautiful than the sun."
When Ranofer found the golden goblet, he knew it must have been stolen from one of the great tombs in the City of the Dead. Ranofer also knew that in order to win his freedom he would have to prove that Gebu, his greedy half brother, was the thief. The events that follow will surely excite the adventurous young reader.
The book starts slow, but speeds up with a great deal of action near the end. The details of the story make it excellent as an aid to a study of Egypt.
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