Chapter Forty-One

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Chapter Forty-One – Calm Before the Storm

“Khan,” Seti began.

“What is it?”

“Something’s bothered me since we first came to Gilgama,” Seti continued, swinging the bag containing Ranek across his shoulder.

“Only one?” Max interrupted narrowly sidestepping Seti’s kick to his shins and laughing as the brothers began their journey east to the Shatt–al–Gharraf and south-east to Ur.

“Why didn’t Shu destroy us? She could have done so at any time; I don’t understand it,” Seti said, shaking his head and frowning.

Khan answered Seti’s question as he looked his troubled brother in the eyes. “Because she’s like a cat playing with a mouse. She likes to wound her prey, let it crawl away then strike again, wounding it a little more each time. Killing outright is too quick for her! Sporting with her helpless prey is more entertaining. That she-devil coldly stood by on the sand dune, content…

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