Tomb of the Golden Bird
(Amelia Peabody #18)
by Elizabeth Peters
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Seated on the terrace of Shepheard’s Hotel, I watched with interest as a tall young man stopped and turned, as if in response to the calling of his name. Yet this was not the fourteenth century B.C., but the year of our Lord 1922; and the tall man was no ancient pharaoh. Though his bronzed skin and black hair resembled those of an Egyptian, his height and bearing proclaimed him for what he was–an English gentleman of the finest quality. He was also my son, “Ramses” Walter Peabody Emerson, who was better known in Egypt by his sobriquet.
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“Yes, I suppose so,” Howard said flatly. “I–to tell you the truth, Mrs. Emerson, I am so worn down with suspense and excitement, I am incapable of thinking.”
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