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By Elizabeth Peters

ISBN-10: 0380731959

ISBN-13: 9780380731954

Can worry kill? There are those that think so yet Amelia Peabody is skeptical. A revered Egyptologist and beginner sleuth, Amelia has foiled felonious schemes from Victoria's England to the center East. and he or she doubts that it was once a Nineteenth-Dynasty mummy's curse that prompted the dying of an evening watchman within the British Museum. The corpse was once came upon sprawled within the mummy's shadow, a glance of terror frozen at the guard's face. What or who killed the unlucky guy is a secret that turns out too intriguingly scrumptious for Amelia to cross up, in particular now that she, her speeding archaeologist husband, Emerson, and their precocious son, Ramses, are again on Britain's seashores. yet a modern curse might be as deadly as one centuries previous and the foggy London thoroughfares might be as treacherous because the slender, twisting alleyways of Cairo after darkish while a culprit of evil deeds units his murderous points of interest on his relentless pursuer... Amelia Peabody!

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Il considérait particulièrement Lorca et Murcie connue les dépendances de son royaume, et tremblait de voir tomber ces villes aux mains de ses ennemis. Toutes les tentatives qu’il avait pu faire pour les repousser n’avaient abouti qu’à des désastres. Rassuré sur les intentions du chef des Almoravides par la loyauté avec laquelle il était retourné en Mag’reb, sans retenir, d’autre place qu’Algésiras, il se décida à requérir encore son appui, et vint même à Maroc pour achever de le décider. Youssof céda enfin à ses instances et promit de retourner dans la péninsule.

En vain, El-Motamed supplia qu’on lui envoyât des secours ; le rude Saharien, qui avait son plan et dont l’âme de puritain avait été scandalisée par le luxe de ses coreligionnaires d’Espagne, ne tint aucun compte de leurs réclamations. » Cependant Youssof-ben-Tachefine, avec ses Almoravides, avait fait un détour et s’était jeté sur le camp mal défendu des Chrétiens. A cette nouvelle, ceux-ci, qui avaient déjà mis en déroute les Andalous, firent volte-face et coururent à la défense de leurs derrières.

Un vers bien tourné ouvrait la porte à foules les positions. Dans cette existence amollie, les vertus guerrières et le sentiment de la justice s’étaient également atténués. Les principicules étaient 50 HISTOIRE DE L’AFRIQUE fort heureux d’avoir échappé au joug d’Alphonse ; mais ils ne tenaient nullement à voir revenir au milieu d’eux le sauvage Africain qui les avait sauvés. Ils affectaient, à son endroit, le plus profond mépris et criblaient d’épigrammes ce puissant souverain, qui pouvait à peine parler l’arabe et ne comprenait rien aux raffinements de la civilisation.

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