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TheProjectGutenbergEBookofItHappenedinEgypt,by C N WilliamsonandA M Williamson ThiseBookisfortheuseofanyoneanywhereatnocostandwith almostnorestrictionswhatsoever Youmaycopyit,giveitawayor re-useitunderthetermsoftheProjectGutenbergLicenseincluded withthiseBookoronlineatwww.gutenberg.net Title:ItHappenedinEgypt Author:C N Williamson A M Williamson PostingDate:November23,2011[EBook#9799] ReleaseDate:January,2006 FirstPosted:October18,2003 Language:English ***STARTOFTHISPROJECTGUTENBERGEBOOKITHAPPENEDINEGYPT*** ProducedbySuzanneShell,DavidGundry,MichaelLockey, MartinAgren,TonyaAllenandPGDistributedProofreaders titlepage ITHAPPENEDINEGYPT by C.N &A.M Williamson Authorsof "ThePortofAdventure" "TheHeathenMoon",Etc 1914 TOD.D ANDF.C.J WHOWERETHEREWHENITHAPPENED WEDEDICATETHISSTORYOFADVENTURESGRAVEAND GAYINEGYPT 'AManWithaGreenTurban?'IRepeated 'Well,I'llTakeHim.' CHAPTERI CHAPTERII CHAPTERIII CHAPTERIV CHAPTERV CHAPTERVI CHAPTERVII CHAPTERVIII CHAPTERIX CHAPTERX CHAPTERXI CHAPTERXII CHAPTERXIII CHAPTERXIV CHAPTERXV CHAPTERXVI CHAPTERXVII CHAPTERXVIII CHAPTERXIX CHAPTERXX CHAPTERXXI CHAPTERXXII CHAPTERXXIII CHAPTERXXIV CHAPTERXXV CHAPTERXXVI CHAPTERXXVII CHAPTERXXVIII CHAPTERXXIX CHAPTERXXX CHAPTERXXXI CHAPTERXXXII ITHAPPENEDINEGYPT CHAPTERI THESECRETANDTHEGIRL TheexcitingpartbeganinCairo;butperhapsIoughttogobacktowhat happenedontheLaconia,betweenNaplesandAlexandria Luckilynoonecan expectamanwhoactuallyrejoicesinhisnicknameof"Duffer"toknowhowor whereatruestoryshouldbegin ThehugeshipwaspassingswiftlyoutoftheBayofNaples,andalreadywe wereinthestraitbetweenCapriandthemainland Ihadcomeondeckfromthe smoking-roomforalastlookatpoorVesuvius,wholostherlovelyheadinthe lasteruption Ipacedupanddown,acutelyconsciousofmygreatsecret,the secretinspiringmyvoyagetoEgypt Formonthsithadbeenthehiddenromance oflife;nowitbegantoseemreal ThisisnotthemomenttotellhowIgotthe papersthatrevealedthesecret,beforeIpassedthemontoAnthonyFentonat Khartum,forhimtosaywhetherornotthenoteswereofrealimportance But thepapershadbeenleftinRomebyFerlini,theItalianEgyptologist,seventy yearsago,whenhegavetothemuseumatBerlinthetreasureshehadunearthed ItwasFerliniwhoransackedthepyramidsallaboutMeroë,thatso-calledisland inthedesert,whereinitsdaysofsplendourreignedthequeensCandace Fenton, stationedatKhartum,aneagerdabblerintheoldloreofEgypt,sentmean enthusiastictelegramthemomenthereadthedocuments Theyconfirmed legendsoftheSudaninwhichhehadbeeninterested Puttingtwoandtwo together—thelegendsandFerlini'snotes—Anthonywasconvincedthatwehad thecluetofortune Atonceheappliedforpermissiontoexcavateunderthelittle outlyingmountainnamedbythedesertfolk"theMountainoftheGolden Pyramid."Atfirstthespotwasthoughttofallwithintheprovincegivenupto Garstang,diggingforLiverpoolUniversity Later,however,theServicedes AntiquitéspronouncedtheplacetobeoutsideGarstang'sborders,anditseemed thatluckwascomingourway Noonebutwetwo—FentonandI—hadany inklingofwhatmightliehiddenintheMountainoftheGoldenPyramid That wasthegreatsecret!ThenFentonhadgonetotheBalkans,onaflyingtripin everysenseoftheword Itwasonlyafortnightago—IbeingtheninRome— thatIhadhadawirefromhiminSalonicasaying,"Friendsatworktopromote ourscheme MeetmeonmyreturntoEgypt."Afterthat,severaltelegramshad beenexchanged;andhereIwasontheLaconiaboundforthelandofmybirth, fullofhopeanddreams ForsomemomentsdistantVesuviushadbeguiledmythoughtsfromthestill moredistantmountainofthesecret,whensuddenlyawhitegirlinawhitehood andalongwhitecloakpassedmeonthewhitedeck:whereuponIforgot mountainsofrealityanddreams Shewasoneofthosetall,slim,long-limbed, dryad-sortofgirlstheyarerunningupnowadaysinEnglandandAmericawith muchsuccess;andbesidesallthat,shewasanamazingsymphonyinwhiteand goldagainstanazureItalianseaandsky,thetwolastbeingbreezilyjumbled togetheratthemomentforusonshipboard Shewalkedwellinspiteoftheblue turmoil;andifafairgirlwithgolden-brownhairgetsherselfupinsatinywhite furfromheadtofootsheisevidentlymeanttobelookedat Otherswere looking:alsotheywerewhisperingaftershewentby:andhersereneairofbeing aloneinaworldmadeentirelyforhercausedmetowonderifshewerenot SomeOneinParticular Justthenasweet,softvoicesaid,closetomyear: "Why,Duffer,dear,itcan'tpossiblybeyou!" Igaveajump,forIhadn'theardthatvoiceformanyayear,andbetweenthe agesoffourandfourteenIhadbeeninlovewithit "BrigitO'Brien!"saidI ThenIgrabbedhertwohandsandshookthemasifher armshadbeenbranchesofayoungcherrytree,droppingfruit "WhynotBiddy?"sheasked "OrareyewantingmetocallyeLordErnest?" "Goodheavens,no!OnceaDuffer,alwaysaDuffer,"Iassuredher "AndI've beenthinkingofyouasBiddyfromthentillnow Only—" "'Twasascleverathingasaboyeverdid,"shebrokein,withoneofhersmiles thatnomaneverforgets,"tobeginduffingatanearlyage,inordertoescapeall theprofessionsandbusinessesyourpastorsandmastersproposed,andgoyour ownway Areyeatitstill?" "Rather!Butyou?Iwanttotalktoyou." "Thendon'tdoitinaloudvoice,ifyouplease,because,asyoumusthave realized,ifyou'vetakentimetothink,I'mMrs Jonesatpresent." "WhyJones?" "BecauseSmithisengagedbeforehandbytoomanypeople Honestly,without joking,I'mindangerhereandeverywhere,andit'sawicked,selfishthingforme tocomethewayIhave;butRosamondGilderisthehardestgirltoresistyou eversaw,soI'mwithher;andit'salonghistory." "RosamondGilder?What—theCannonPrincess,theBerthaKruppof America?" "Yes,the'GildedBabe'thatusedtobewheeledaboutinacagedperambulator guardedbydetectives:the'GildedBud'whosecomingoutinsocietywascalled theMillionDollarDébut:nowshe'sjusthadhertwenty-firstbirthday,andthe SundaySupplementshavepromotedhertobetheGoldenGirl,alternatingwith theGildedRose,althoughshe'sthesimplestcreature,really,withatremendous senseoftheresponsibilityofherriches Poorchild!Theresheis,walkingtoward usnow,withthosetwoyoungmen Ofcourse,youngmen!Drovesofyoung men!Shecan'tgetawayfromthemanymorethanshecanfromhermoney No, she'sstoppedtotalktoCleopatra." "Thattall,whitegirlRosamondGilder!Justbeforeyoucame,Iwaswondering whoshewas;andwhenyousmiledateachotheracrossthedeckitspranginto mymindthat—that—" "Thatwhat?" "Oh,itseemsstupidnow." "Givemeachancetojudge,dearDuffer." "Well,seeingyou,andknowing—thatis,itoccurredtomeyoumightbe travellingwith—thedaughterof—yourlate—" "Goodheavens,don'tsayanymore!I'vebeenfrightenedtodeathsomebody wouldgetthatbrilliantnotioninhishead,especiallyasMonnyandheraunt cameonboardtheLaconiaonlyatMonaco EsméO'Brienisinaconventschool notthirtymilesfromthere Butthat'sthedeepestsecret PoorPeterGilder'sfears forhismillionairegirlwouldbechild'splaytowhatmighthappen,beforesucha ... re-use it underthetermsoftheProjectGutenbergLicenseincluded withthiseBookoronlineatwww.gutenberg.net Title: It Happened in Egypt Author:C N Williamson A M Williamson PostingDate:November23,2011[EBook#9799]... ***STARTOFTHISPROJECTGUTENBERGEBOOK IT HAPPENED IN EGYPT *** ProducedbySuzanneShell,DavidGundry,MichaelLockey, MartinAgren,TonyaAllenandPGDistributedProofreaders titlepage IT HAPPENED IN EGYPT by C.N... O'Brien'snamewasimplicated in theblowing upoftheWorld-RepublicanBuilding in Washington,andthewreckingof SenatorMarlowe'sspecialtrainafterhisspeechagainstsocialistinterests,butthe cowardturnedinformeragainsthisfriendsandassociates in thesecretsocietyof
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