The Egyptologist - Letter/Journal 110 - 111 Summary & Analysis

Arthur Phillips
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Letter/Journal 110 - 111 Summary

11 November, 1918 (378-380)

Marlow tells Paul a fabricated story on how he and Ralph had found the Admonitions of Atum-hadu, a story that parallels what Ralph later claims after the war. Ralph seems to have died in Turkey: "I told him that dear old Trilipush (of course) and I had uncovered it on one of our many rambles back in early 1915 just before poor Ralph headed off to his tragic Turkish end" (p. 379). Paul becomes excited about exploring the possibly fictitious site further.

Marlow invites Paul to visit the Valley of the Kings on a four-day pass with the intention of killing him, and says, "For down there, far from here, in the magical light of desert dusk, hills and hills away from anything and anyone, complex affairs will work themselves out simply, as you predicted they would, and I...

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