"It has been a long day for all," Mut-Bity said, smiling graciously, "and we must let you leave soon. But humour a curious old lady... did you try to find this Scroll of Thoth once you had heard them say it might be hidden where you worked? In the House of Life?"
Ahmose smiled and bent forward. He was definitely swaying now, and was not secretive with his words any more.
"Yes, I did search for it... and I think I know where it is..."
Mut-Bity looked at her hands, her eyes half closed, as if she was drowsy and half asleep.
"Surely not... the very scroll that is supposed to give you dominion over things in the sky and things on earth, and to understand the speech of animals."
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