River God - Pages 405-444 Summary & Analysis

Wilbur Smith
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Pages 405-444 Summary

To explain Lostris' pregnancy and keep her reputation intact Taita invented another of his powerful dreams. He told the people that Pharaoh Mamose had risen from his sarcophagus and bedded the queen during the night. The people were enraptured by the story and fell in love with their queen even more.

On the river's second inundation the exiled Egyptians reset their pulley system and continued over the next cataract and down the river. They lost some men and five galleys in the crossing but prevailed. One the other side, they planted crops and waited for the water to rise again so they could mount the third cataract. In that unknown land Queen Lostris gave birth to her and Tanus's second child. She was named Princess Tehuti and all acknowledged that she was sired by the Pharaoh. Before it was time to...

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