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The Folio Society

One in a series of seven internal artworks fo the illustrated edition of Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green, published by The Folio Society. A collection of twenty stories retold by the author.

From the story The Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor

Then the serpent took me in his huge jaws and carried me away to his cave, and put me down there without hurting me. Yes, though he had held me in his sharp teeth he had not bitten me at all: I was still whole.

Then he said again, “what has brought you, what has brought you here little one? Say what has brought you to this island in the midst of the sea with the waves breaking on all side of it?”