Releasing Burt's hand, Critch caught the loop of the symbol of Maat and stood it on end.
The most prominent Egyptian abstract deity is Maat, 'truth.'
Surmounting the Maat here illustrated is a conspicuous feather which we have already connoted with feeder and fodder.
Worshipped be thou whom the goddess Maat embraceth at morn and at eve.
I sometimes thinks me own ghost is out on the s'arch without me body, an' I shouldn't be surprised to Maat it some day.
See thou Horus at the look-out at the bow, and at his sides Thoth and Maat.
Egyptian goddess, literally (in Egyptian) "truth."