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Tom has just recently finished reading with the boys, the second of our collection of G.A.Henty's works, The Cat of Bubastes. It is a tale of ancient egypt. Our favorite character from the book was Jethro, the warrior who served his prince faithfuly even into slavery. His humility, strength, wisdom eventually helped Prince Ambua reclaimed his nation and was rewarded the position of General-in-Chief. As with the last G.A. Henty's writing we read, With Lee in Virgina, the writing is very insightful into the human heart. Here's a passage that shed light of Amuba's heart for his country. "I suppose it is the people more than the country, the familiar language, and the familiar faces and ways. I grant freely that Egyptians are a far greater people than we, more powerful, more learned, the masters of many arts, the owner of many comforts and luxuries, and yet one longs sometimes for one's free life among the Rebu." 

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