The monarch indicated in There was a King in Egypt is Akhnaton, theheretic Pharaoh, first brought home to the English reader by the well known Egyptian archaeologist, Mr. Arthur Weigall. Akhnaton, or Amenhotep IV., has an interest for the whole world as the firstMessiah. Like Our Lord, he was of Syrian parentage--on the mother'sside. Interest in him is undying, because underlying his Sun-symbolismwe have the first foreshadowings of the altruism of Christianity.
chael had never seen her, because Freddy and Margaret had been left orphans when they were little children. They had been adopted by different relatives, so that Michael had never had the opportunity of meeting his friend's sister while they were together at Oxford or when he visited Freddy in his uncle's home.
"Pass the marmalade!" said Freddy. "And I say, old chap, I wish you'd go and meet Margaret!"
Their eyes met as Michael handed him the marmalade, which was the one thing in the world which Lampton said he could not live without.
"Meet your sister?" Michael said. "I will, if you can't, but where?--and won't she expect you?"
"She ought to be on the ferry at five o'clock--I've made all the other arrangements, but I do wish you would meet her there and bring her up the valley. I simply can't, and Margaret knows that she is only allowed to come here on condition that her visit makes no earthly difference to my work. I daren't leave the men alone to-day--there's too much lying abou