Sinuhe the Egyptian: A Novel - Book 5, The Khabiri Summary & Analysis

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Book 5, The Khabiri Summary

Syria and the Red Lands differ from the Black Lands of Egypt in every way. Kaptah hires criers to proclaim Sinuhe's fame and insists that Sinuhe meet the most renewed physicians and assure them that he has come to learn, not to steal patients. The Syrians approve. Several operations and medicinal cures later, Sinuhe is famous and wealthy, but remains lonely. Kaptah buys him a slave girl, who brings little pleasure and becomes such a pest that Sinuhe gladly gives her to his patient, King Aziru of Amurru, to marry.

To see war and Horemheb, Sinuhe goes to Jerusalem. Before battle, soldiers mock a young priest's praising Aton as he consecrates a temple. Warriors' cries and buzzing arrows then make Sinuhe tremble and his donkey carries him into the thick of battle. The sun goes down on a plain...

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