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TRANSLATED FROM THE PAPYRI
XVIIIth TO XIXth DYNASTY
W. M. FLINDERS PETRIE, Hon. D.C.L., LL.D.
EDWARDS PROFESSOR OF EGYPTOLOGY, UNIVERSITY
ILLUSTRATED BY TRISTRAM
METHUEN & CO.
36 ESSEX STREET, STRAND
SEP 1 6 1937
BU71 .P 44 a
S the scope of the first series of these
Tales seems to have been somewhat
overlooked, a few words of introduction may not be out of place before this second volume.
It seems that any simple form of fiction is supposed to be a “ fairy tale :” which implies that it has to do with an impossible world of imaginary beings. Now the Egyptian Tales are exactly the opposite of this, they relate the doings and the thoughts of men and women who are human-sometimes very
human,” as Mr. Balfour said. Whatever there is of supernatural elements is very part of the beliefs and motives of the