Sinuhe the Egyptian: A Novel - Book 8, The Dark House Summary & Analysis

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Book 8, The Dark House Summary

Minea is herself again at sea. Arriving home, she changes clothes and takes Sinuhe to her meet an elderly patron, to the palace, to the house of the bulls, and to the fearful high priest, Minotauros, who insists that Crete's living god ensures they rule the seas for as long as he lives. No Cretan youth has refused to enter the god's house, nor will Minea. Hearing rumors that the god has died and a replacement is being sought, he hopes Minea may return. After dancing with bulls, she says a cold last goodbye, but after dark sneaks into Sinuhe's room, refuses to go to Egypt and marry, and blindly believes that her god will let her return. Sinuhe asks for her golden ribbon as memento, assures her that she is desirable, and asks her to marry...

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