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It Happened in Egypt

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 143,393 / 401 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.7
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 1,172
mnybks.net#: 7521
Origin: gutenberg.org

Plots, sub plots, and counter plots make this a novel packed with action. Its setting is Egypt, from Cairo to Khartum, and it has among its characters an American heiress fabulously rich; an attractive irish widow; a likable irish nobleman (who tells the story); a Salem school teacher seeing the world for the first time; an English army officer disguised as an Egyptian prince; a New York woman who thinks she is the reincarnation of Cleopatra; an American girl married to a Turk; an English baronet; and an American sculptor. There is plenty of guide book information for the serious reader, and, for the benefit of the more frivolous, four engagements are arranged among the assorted number of persons referred to above, with a report of another marriage that has taken place, so to speak, off stage.

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game legs, she tries gloriously. She and her aunt have been travelling in France and Italy, guided by instinct and French maids, and already Monny has picked up two weird protégées, sure to bring her to grief. The most exciting and deadly specimen is a perfectly beautiful American girl just married to a Turkish Bey who met her in Paris, and is taking her home to Egypt. I haven't even seen the unfortunate houri, because the Turk has shut her up in their cabin and pretends she's seasick. Monny doesn't believe in the seasickness, and sends secret notes in presents of flowers and boxes of chocolate. But I have seen the Turk. He's pink and white and looks angelic, except for a gleam deep down in his eyes, if Monny inquires after his wife when any of her best young men are hanging about. Especially when there's Neill Sheridan, a young Egyptologist from Harvard, Monny met in Paris, or Willis Bailey, a fascinating sculptor who wants to study the crystal eyes of wooden statues in the Museum at

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