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Volume II, Number 6 June 1st, 2001

 

Egypt Month children Editor Margo Wayman


 

Margo Wayman

 

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WORD LIST FOR PUZZLE

 

 

  • Golden pyramid

  • Imhotep

  • Rick OConnell

  • French Foreign Legion

  • Evelyn

  • Anubis

  • Pygmies

  • Scorpion King

  • Desert

  • Hamunaptra

  • Manor

  • Ardeth Bay

  • England

  • Double decker bus

  • London

  • Chambers

  • Scarabs

  • Torches

  • Egypt

  • Canopic jars

  • Karnak

  • Pharaoh

  • Alex

  • Seti

  • Mummies

  • Anck-Su-Namun

  • British Museum

  • Reincarnated

  • Asp

  • Dirigible

  • Bracelet

  • Sling Shot

  • Oasis

  • Wall of water

  • Warriors

  • Isis

  • Magi

  • Flood

  • Horses

  • Jonathan

  • Camels

  • Tattoo

 

There is Nothing Like Peace and Quiet

 

 

The sarcophagus lid fell open and landed on the dirt floor. The mummy opened his eyes and looked around the room. A torch sat in a bracket on the wall, blazing with fire, enabling Arik to see the hieroglyphics in the ancient tomb. It was just like he remembered. Hed been mummified two thousand years before but had been awakened when his sarcophagus had been opened.

 

The light from the torch flickered in the room. Arik saw three passageways. One was lit with a soft light from an archeologists torch. The other two were dark. The mummy looked down at his body. He was still in the bandages, wrapped long ago. They were dirty and tattered. He moved his arm and raised it in front of him. He moved his other arm. It moved also. Then he moved his legs and climbed out of the sarcophagus. His feet landed heavily on the floor. A cloud of dust floated up towards the place his nose had been.

 

Carefully avoiding the lit passageway, Arik moved slowly, one step at a time, stiff-legged, down one of the dark halls, not sure if he remembered the way out. He passed several rooms but it was too dark to see what was inside them. He had to feel his way along by touching the walls as he went. After wandering about for a long time, Arik saw a crack of sunlight coming through between two of the huge limestone blocks that made up the pyramid. Curiosity overcame him and he headed towards it.

 

He peeked through the crack. Fresh air swished through it, hitting him in the face. He could see the sun shining brightly in the sky. Using all his might he pushed some broken pieces of a block out of the way, making a hole big enough for him to squeeze his bandaged body through.

 

After much effort, he was out in the midday sun. It felt good, warming his cold, dead body. He rested on one of the steps of the pyramid, gazing at this new world around him. To his right he could see the River Nile. It looked much the same, yet there seemed to be many new buildings built up around it. He wondered why they werent worried about the flooding that came every year? The Sphinx stood majestically, but was worn by time, wind and blowing sand. It had no nose. The Pharaoh would not have been happy to know this once great statue had begun to deteriorate.

 

Arik looked further. A large city spread out as far as he could see. Curiosity once again overcame the mummy. He climbed down from the pyramid and headed towards the huge city.

 

The desert sand climbed inside his bandages as he trudged through it. He stopped to shake it out. As he shook his leg, he heard a roar come from above him. He looked up and saw what looked like a huge shiny bird. It had two large wings, a tail, and a pointy beak. It also looked like it had eyes running up and down the entire length of its body. It made a loud noise, almost deafening. Arik was terrified. He looked around for somewhere to hide from the monstrous bird. He began to run towards some boulders. The birds shadow flew over him and carried on. He watched it as it flew lower and lower, heading towards the large city, and soon it disappeared from his view. He had never seen an airplane before.

 

Arik was nervous about going to the city, but curiosity overtook his fears and he walked on. He went down to the shores of the Nile where he saw many barges making their way down river. They didnt look like the barges he knew. He was relieved to spot a felucca, with its sail blowing in the gentle desert wind.

 

Watching out for crocodiles, Arik moved on, thinking about all the strange things he saw. As he approached the outskirts of the city, he saw a sign. The writing on it spelled out a strange word. He sounded it out. Cairo is what it read. The noise of the city was overwhelming to him. There was a low non-stop droning, and a noise that sounded like millions of ho nking geese, yet different.

 

As he walked down the street, which he noticed wasnt dirt, but instead was hard, black material, a huge animal, shiny and red, came racing towards him. It didnt have legs, but it did have round, black, rubbery feet, and was traveling at a high speed. Inside the animal was a person, holding onto something round. It started honking, like the goose noises hed heard a while before. Arik jumped out of the way. It almost ran him over. That was enough for Arik. He turned around and headed back towards the pyramid. This new world was too dangerous for him.

 

When he arrived at the pyramid, he found the hold in the limestone blocks and squeezed his way back inside. He stopped and took one last glance outside. He saw the tall buildings, pumping dirty smoke into the air. He saw the strange boats and everything felt so unfamiliar to him. He gazed at the other pyramids, saddened by the state of decay they were in. He listened to all the loud noises. There were no birds flying overhead; he couldnt hear the river flowing by, nor children laughing, nor dogs barking. Hed had enough. He made his way down the dark passage by holding onto the walls. He passed the rooms as before and kept going until hed found the room his sarcophagus was in. The torch was still blazing in the wall. He looked at the hieroglyphics and smiled. He then saw his bandaged feet, covered with reddish sand stains. He went over to his sarcophagus and climbed inside. He had just finished pulling the lid on top when the archeologist came into the room. He pulled the torch off the wall and turned; leaving the tomb in darkness and peace and quiet, the way Arik liked it.

 

Egyptian Recipes

 

 

In the movie Mummy Returns, the group goes for a wild and crazy ride on a double decker bus in London. Here are some double-decker recipes.

 

Double Decker Brownies

 

Make up your favorite brownie recipe. Bake it. When it first comes out of the oven, sprinkle 1 c. miniature marshmallows over the top and return to the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in the pan. Combine 1 c. peanut butter chips (Reeses) and 1 T. shortening in the top of a double boiler over hot, not boiling water. Stir until melted. Add 1 c. rice krispy cereal to the peanut butter mixture. Stir Spread over top of brownies. Cut into squares when cool. Serve.

 

Creamy Double Decker Fudge

 

  • 1 c. Reeses Peanut Butter Chips

  • 1 14oz can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

  • 1 t. vanilla

  • 1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips


In a 2-cup measure with handle, combine peanut butter chips and 2/3 c. condensed milk. Cook in microwave for 1 minutes. Stir in t. vanilla. Spread evenly into a foil lined 8" square pan.

 

In another 2 c. measure, combine remaining sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips and repeat above microwave instructions. Stir in t. vanilla. Spread evenly on peanut butter layer. Chill 2 hours. Turn onto cutting board. Peel off foil and cut into squares.

 

Double Decker Hamburger

 

  • 1 lb. ground beef

  • 8 hamburger buns

  • 3 T. bbq sauce

  • lettuce, shredded

  • American cheese

  • Pickles


Divide burger into 8 equal portions and shape into 8 thin patties. Sear, turning once. Place each patty on bottom half of hamburger buns. Apply 2 or 3 Tablespoons of bbq sauce to each patty, and then arrange lettuce over each. Place one atop another and a slice of American cheese over top patty. Serve.

 

Double Decker Cheese Melt

 

  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

  • c. butter, softened

  • 1 egg

  • t. garlic salt

  • t. onion salt

  • 6 slices bread

In a food processor blend cheese and butter. Add the salts and process till creamy. Spread on each slice of bread. Stack two slices of bread and cut each diagonally. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.

 

Double Decker Roti