10/18/07

What I'm Reading - "The Cat of Bubastes"

Tonight I read 20 pages of a book by G. A. Henty. It’s a story about ancient Egypt called “The Cat of Bubastes”. It started out with a people called the Rebu. The prince of the Rebu is the main part of the story so far, where I am in the book, and his name is Amuba. The Egyptians attack the Rebu and win. During the fight the King gets shot with an arrow and dies. The mom kills herself by drinking poison because she didn’t want to be a slave of the Egyptians. They take the Amuba and a friend of his who is an adult his name is Jethro. They get taken to Egypt and are made to serve in the temples and then sold to a man with a son, wife, and daughter. They have a ton of animals. Amuba learns all kinds of Egyptian thinking and how they do stuff. He learns how to hunt different animals and kills a Neboot. A cat of Bubastes got sick and died (the Egyptians considered cats sacred and if someone had killed one they must die even if it was an accident). The priests went to search for another cat take its place but it had to be magnificent. They chose the cat of the priest’s daughter. Now to what I read tonight: the two boys, Amuba and Chebron (the son of the priest), both went to kill a hawk that had been eating some of their animals. Both of them went to the place where the animals were kept and brought their bows to kill the hawk. Amuba hit the hawk and killed it but Chebron missed and hit a tree and the arrow bounced off the tree and killed the cat chosen to be the Cat of Bubastes. Chebron, worried that he would be put to death, stood there so still that you would think he has a statue. Amuba, who did not know the discipline for killing a sacred animal, asked “what’s the matter?” Chebron explained the consequences of killing a sacred animal. Amuba buried the cat and leveled the ground and then wiped all the blood up while Chebron went to tell his father Ameres. Later Ameres (The Priest) taught the boys about God and how they had been worshiping false gods. He told them all about the Israelites. When Chebron’s sister came home she said the cat is missing. So she made a huge search party to begin a search for the cat.


I’ll let you know what happens when I read the rest.

10 comments:

John said...

Wow. You write really well and the story is really good. Can hardly wait to hear how it turns out.

Destiny Jane said...
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Anonymous said...

That looks like a remarkable book.
God bless, your best buddy Devin.

Destiny Jane said...

Awesome book!!!

Aaron Sleadd said...

That is a really good book! I read it a couple of years ago.

Ginger said...

Good book and love how you recapped the story line. Can't wait to hear the rest of it. I love to read too....reading is one of many of my most favorite things to do.

Emma Kruse said...

Well I know what is happening, because I am reading the book too. I am a little bit further than that, but it is a great book, isn't the right Kolten? Well I got to go.

-Emma-

Mercy Kruse said...

When are you going to post.

-Mercy-

Dottie, Grandma Dot or Mom said...

I know I am behind in commenting but it was a great post. I see you are behind also as we left on the date of your last post. Did you finish the book? Keep posting. I'll see you tomorrow and I sure missed you.
Love, Grandma Dot

Rakionblade1045 said...

Hey i really needed info because i thought if u killed any cat u die.
lol this helps with my report xD