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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 17, 1912, Image 14

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"Of course I have to take the
tford of the scribe that this is
Thoth," said the professor. "I
hayen't ventured to disturb the
body. Looks like a great baby in
a basket, doesn't it? That paint
ed face you see is a kind of mask
they placed over the dead. The
real face is, of course, underneath
it"
We went upstairs again and
the professor regaled us with
stories of the vindictiveness of
the fellahin.
"I tell you, fellows, I didn't feel
safe from the vengeance of their
priests -until I got safe to the
boat,"xhe said.
We broke up that night late.
"We were plunging in the trough
of a heavy sea, not far from the
Banks... I slept near the profes
sor, and I "remember sleeping un
easily, dreaming of Thoth, and
his desecrated grave, and the re
venge of the priests. I dreamed
that Thoth sat up in the coffin
and leaned over the sleeping pro
fessor and plunged a knife into
his heart. And suddenly
A scream one scream of hor
ror, followed by a still more ter
rifying silence, rang through the
ship It came from the profes
sor's stateroom, in which he slept
among his Egyptian trophies.
We sprang from our "bunks, all
we that heard, and rushed in.
We burst open the door. We calk
ed in vain. Somebody struck a
match that flared; and then we
remembered the electric light and
turned the button.
The prof essor' was leaning for
ward upon the floor from the
edge of his bunk. There was a
vacant smile upon bis face, and he
was quite dead, for" the edge of
the half of a long Egyptian knife
was sunken leved with his ribs-
Our eyes followed his. gaze,
There, where the mummy had
been, a heap of spices lay, and,
among them, the body of an
Egyptian peasant, already writh-
ing irf the death agony induced
by the poison that he had par
taken of. Instantly we under
stood. This was their threaten
ed vengeance; for 15 days and
nights this man had lain hiddenj
within the empty wrappings, that
he might work out his revenge at
last.
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