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I read this on Bev's journal.

1. Grab the nearest book. If you are currently reading something, that'll be fine too.

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your Blog along with these instructions.

5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet I know that is what you were thinking!

Okay. Unfortunately for you readers, the books nearest my computer are my "geek" (history) books. The closest book is Judgement of the Pharaoh - Crime and Punishment in Ancient Egypt, by Joyce Tyldesley (which I have not yet read.)

(from page 123) "Ineni, architect of Thutmosis I, the first king to live in the valley, tempted fate by boasting that he had successfully built his master's tomb 'none seeing, none hearing.' Unfortunately, time was to prove Ineni wrong.

The pyramids had been built by thousands of temporary laborers summoned under the corvee system. While it is impossible to be precise, a figure of some 20,000 to 30,000 working in three-month stints for perhaps as long as twenty years seems possible. This, too, was to change."

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