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Literature / Shabti

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The Journal of Harry Peterson.

A Short Story written by Alain Gomez. It was written in the form of a Journal with its owner being a man named Harry Peterson with the setting taking place in the "Valley of The Kings, Egypt" 1890. The journal shares with the reader the events that took place as Harry search for his fame and fortune.

Provides Examples Of:

  • Ambiguously Brown: Bahiti is stated to have had the darker complexion of an Egyptian, but wore the clothes of a European.
  • First-Name Basis: Bahiti, is only known by her first name.
  • Diary: The book is Harry Peterson's journal.
  • The Gay '90s: The journal entries are all from 1890.
  • Grave Robbing: Harry and several others are doing this.
  • Irony: One of Harry's journal entries has, They say fortune favors the foolish. Guess what Bahiti's name means note 
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Bahiti's sudden disappearance and the appearance of the shabti.
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  • Meaningful Name: The name Bahiti, means fortune in egyptian, which is what she leads Harry too.
  • Parental Abandonment: Bahiti doesn't remember her family, suggesting she either never knew them or was abandoned.
  • Short Story: The book is only 14 pages long.
  • Worthless Treasure Twist: Harry found what he originally was looking for, but lost Bahiti who then considered a treasure.