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The Mummy Tent

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 10


Kimberley Griffiths

Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 35, Num 9, March 2008

Story Summary

Young Imarus, son of Nebhotep the Chief Embalmer, works long, hot days in the mummy tent carrying linens and learning the art of embalming. But when a young girl is injured by a horse, Imarus uses his knowledge of the human body to cleanse and bandage her wound. His young patient turns out to be the daughter of Fahlwa, priest of the inner court of the temple. Imarus is rewarded with an invitation from the Pharaoh himself to enter the palace temple and study with the court physicians as a healer.