The rebels “are still a disparate bunch that disagrees on a lot of things,” abi says.
Hearken: Return to Thebes, and tell a false tale in the ears of abi and his councillors.
abi snatched it from him, crumpled it up and threw it in his face.
Now abi glared at the Councillor, a humble, dusty old man who spent all his life among rolls and chronicles.
It was a wondrous scene, and the heart of abi swelled as he gazed upon it.
Perhaps you have not heard all her story, in the year before your birth Merytra came up the Nile with abi.
As he spoke abi considered the man's face and saw that all craft had left it.
So abi searched, but though none had seen her pass, and none had gone with her, the Queen could not be found.
But, abi, you were ever bold, and I forgive you for laying open the thoughts of your heart to me.
Only now it was abi who emerged from the vase, a terrible abi, with a red sword in his hand, and Pharaoh's crown upon his head.