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Tut uncommon

Posted: September 3rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Letters to T | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Sarah from Seattle, WA writes:

Dear T,

I am writing a story about an Ancient Egyptian girl named Tibby. She is the secret daughter of the famous Boy King, Pharaoh Tutankhamun. The Boy King Tut wasn’t really a boy when he died under mysterious circumstances in 1323 BC. He was nineteen years old, which was plenty old for a father in those days.

When her father, King Tut, dies, Tibby goes to live among friends of the former Pharaoh. She grows up as happy and content as a girl can be. However, the day soon comes when she must sacrifice a bull to the God Osiris to ensure the fertile crops, and she cannot bring herself to perform such a bloody deed. She is given a chicken to sacrifice in place of the bull, but she can’t bring herself to do that, either. So the High Priests decide to sacrifice HER to Osiris instead.

Needless to say, Tibby must flee for her life. Luckily, she befriends the handsome son of an Egyptian slave and together they sail down the River Nile to live out the rest of their days in peace and happiness.

I have drawn the cover for my book, which I have entitled Daughter of Tut. Here it is in all its glory.

Book cover for Daughter of Tut, drawn by Sarah

Book cover for Daughter of Tut, drawn by Sarah

P.S. King Tut didn’t really have a daughter named Tibby. I made her up!

T replies:

Your story about Tibby, the secret daughter of King Tut, sounds like a real page-turner, Sarah! And I really like your book cover. I have always been fascinated by Ancient Egypt. It’s thrilling to imagine the excitement archaeologist Howard Carter must have felt in 1922 when he discovered King Tut’s glamorous tomb, with all its golden treasures. Of course, poor Mr. Carter was later struck dead by the Pharaoh’s Curse. Oh, well! I’m sure it was worth it.


5 Comments on “Tut uncommon”

  1. 1 Sam said at 5:10 pm on September 4th, 2009:

    The so-called Pharaoh’s Curses frequently occurred in private tombs of the Old Kingdom era. One example went “Cursed be those who disturb the rest of a Pharaoh. They that shall break the seal of this tomb shall meet death by a disease that no doctor can cure.”
    Modern-day scientists believe the misfortunes that befell so many Tomb Raiders were not due to a curse, but other factors, such as inhaling stale, ancient dust.

  2. 2 Eric said at 5:11 pm on September 4th, 2009:

    Why do mummies tell no secrets?

    Because they keep things under wraps.

  3. 3 Andy said at 5:51 pm on September 5th, 2009:

    Do mummies enjoy being mummies?

    Of corpse!

  4. 4 Chiara said at 6:14 pm on September 5th, 2009:

    Why don’t mummies take vacations?

    Because they are afraid they will relax and unwind.

  5. 5 Charlie said at 7:15 pm on September 5th, 2009:

    Why did the mummy go to the movies alone?

    Because he didn’t have any body to go with.

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