My assignment for today is to write a one to two paper summarizing the story that I have read this far. The story is called The Cat of Bubastes. Heads up: I have no clue how to pronounce the names of these people, sorry, otherwise I would set up something showing you how to pronounce their names.
The story starts out in Rebu, where Prince Amuba and his father the king, along with other soldiers go out into battle against The Egyptians. Sadly the king falls in battle, Amuba almost dies too, but thanks to his faithful charioteer, Jethro, Amuba doesn’t and they make it back to the palace. When they get there they spend Several days waiting to see what the Egyptians would do, because the people of Rebu, had blocked the wooden gates with rocks, and any of the other gates around the wall. For a while the people of Rebu think that they are going to win. Unfortunately they don’t, the Egyptians capture the people and take them back to Egypt to be slaves.
Jethro and Amuba are taken as well, but they both decide that they better not tell the king that Amuba was the prince of Rebu, they didn’ know what they’d do to him if they revealed that he was a prince. So they were sold as slaves to the high priest of Osiris. But the priest was only gonna take Amuba, but Amuba got down on his knees and begged that the priest take Jethro too. Amuba said that Jethro had sorta become his father, since his actual father had died. The priest agreed, when they got back to the priest’s house Amuba became the servant and companion to Chebron, the son of Ameres, (the priest) Jethro didn’t talk much because he doesn’t know the Egyptian language as well as Amuba does. Ameres and Chebon found out that Amuba was the prince back in Rebu. They just like Jethro and Amuba agree not to tell anyone about this. Jethro and Amuba are shown around the house and showed the animals that they would have to take care of. Jethro and Amuba find out that their work isn’t hard, and they don’t suffer. Like they first thought they would when they were taken to Egypt. Ameres, Chebon, Amuba, and Jethro all go on a journey, sometime on their way, Chebon, Amuba, Jethro, along with some others, save this girl from a crocodile, when they return her home, her grandfather was very grateful.
He had said that he was getting old and he would have no one to take care of Ruth. So Chebon said that when the old man died his father would gladly take Ruth into their home. And so they did, after the old man died Ruth went to the house of Ameres, where she was the companion and servant of Chebon’s little sister. Later on, Chebon and Amuba notice that there are some waterfowl missing, so they hide in the bushes with their bows and arrows, a hawk swoops down and tries to take a waterfowl, but Amuba and Chebon shoot at the hawk. Amuba killed the hawk and Chebon’s arrow hit a tree and landed in the cat house, it hit a cat and killed it. Chebon is freaking out because if you do that in Egypt there are serious consequences. And to make matters worse the cat was the successor to the Cat of Bubastes. To Amuba a cat is a cat, but they are worshipped here, but not in Rebu. However Amuba understood Chebon’s situation, so he buried the cat, and left the door of the cat house open so it looked like it might have wandered off. Then he told Chebon to tell his father what happened, Amuba knew that his father would understand that it was an accident. Now they are discussing what they should do.
I don’t know what happens next but I hope that this whole thing will blow over soon.