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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1917,
FOR THE CHILDREN
A Crystal Slipper and the Prince of Egypt
Once upon a time nearly four hurtling
thousand years before the birth of ! clear air.
v. nrist when the fair land of Egypt
was rich in jewels and power, liv
ed Menkaurah, Prince of the reign
ing house of the Pharoahs. He was
a wonderously handsome young
man and as good as he was brave.
He HVed, of course, in the beau
tiful white marble palace of his
father, the King. Que day the
Prince was reclining on a divan by
the side of a large fountain in the
courtyard of the palace amusing
himself by feeding the swans that
swam about on the surface of the
crystal water. Presently, he tired
of this, for the day was warm in
deed and not even the fans of the
downward through the
Whirling and spining
and glistening as it fell it shot
straight downward until it landed
Upon the broad leaf of a palm tree
within the royal courtyard. Then,
the force of its fall broken, it slip
ped to another leaf, then down to
another and so on until it lay, un
broken, at the feet of Prince Men
kaurah. Amaztd, the young nobleman
stooped and picked it up. It was
a wonderfully wrought slipper of
crystal, s o tinv and delicately
fashioned that it seemed it must
have been made for a child. But,
despite its' size, it was clearly a
woman's shoe, And the Prince
w '' I
Amazed, He Stooped and Picked It Up
slaves i n attendance upon him
could keep him cool.
Quite casually he glanced up and
there, high in the heavens, circling
above him, he beheld a huge eagle.
The prince sat up on his coach;
not because it was strange to see
an eagle, but because in the beak
of the one soaring above him was
something glistening and sparkling
that lo-ked as though it might be
a great jewel.
Suddenly the eagle swerved
sharply and the shinning thing
fell from out its beak and came
fell to meditating upon this
the strange way in which he
secured possession of it.
One thought led to another, and
presently Prince Menkaurah felt
something within him tell him to
find a woman who could wear that
slipper and make her his wife his
queen when the good King, his
father, should die and he himself
become ruler of Kgvpt..
To think, with the Prince, was
to act. Hastily he sunnnoiided his
servants and his soldiers. He or
dered the old priest of the Court
to make exact measurements of the
slipper and then commanded his
four favorite officers to each take
an escort of soldiery and set out on
the morrow, in different directions,
to find a damsel whose foot meas
urements tallied with those of the
crystal slipper. They were to re
port to him by courier, straigtway
they found the maid.
One of the officers led his men
into Ethiopia, which lav to the
south, and searched diligently
but to no avail. Not a damsel
thev approached had a foot so
small as that which would fit the
Another struck out eastward to
the Abyssinian desert and crossed it
clear to the sea. But they, too,
found their search a futile one.
The third set his face to the
north and traversed the fertile
plains until he came to the Medi
terranean Ocean. But he, likewise,
found no maid who would suit,
though his soldiers measured the
feet of many.
But the fourth officer marched
with his men across the great Sa
hara desert over desolute leagues
and Icauges of burning sand. Af
ter awhile, almost dead from thirst,
they came upon what is called an
oasis. This, vou will recall, is a
green spot, with towering palm
trees and springs of pure water, to
be found here and there in the
waste of sand.
With a shout they rushed to it;
and there they found a well of cool,
sweet water at which thev quench
ed their thirst. And not fat frotn
the well thev came upon a company
of fair maidens, laughing and
dancing in the cool shade of the
palm trees. One of the maids
who seemed to be particularly
honored and petted by the rest
was exceedingly fair and beautiful.
The young officer, mindful of
his master's command, stepped up
to her and knelt to measure her
foot. But she, with a laugh, box
ed him soundly upon his ears
Then he explained and. while the
other girls crowded around, giggl
ing and laughing, he took the
measure of their leader's foot. Be
hold it tallied! She. indeed, could
wear the crystal slipper!
Straightway the young officer in
vited the maid and her kinsmen
and all the girls to come with him
to the palace of Prince Menkaurah.
And, yon may be sure, there was
great rejoicing when the Prince
received word by courier that the
'party was approaching with the
damsel who should wear the crys
tal slipper and become his queen!
With great pomp and ceremony
they were married in the palace.
And later, when the old king died,
Prince Menkaurah and his queen
ascended the throne and ruled
wisely and happily for many, many
years, When she died, she was
buried in a great pyramid which,
mind you, exists even to this day,
Oho! Very much like the old!
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old story of Cinderella, isn't it,
Indeed ves! But more than that,
it is the self-same story. Only,
that was the version of it popular
in Egypt many centuries ago; as a
matter of fact, the story of Cind
erella as we know it is really but
a variation of this old, old story.
How do we know that? Why.
a celebrated archeologist, Dr. Hen
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found the tale chiseled on stone.
It is one of the stories of the three
great pvramid of Gizeh. He was
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