By Felix Francis
One of many youngest winners of the Grand nationwide, Nick “Foxy” Foxton suffered a near-fatal harm that minimize brief his profession. Years later, he’s out for an afternoon on the Grand nationwide races whilst his colleague, Herb Kovack, is shot at point-blank diversity correct in entrance of him. just like the police, Nick is baffled: Why may someone kill such an it seems that mild soul?
Then Nick reveals a threatening notice within the useless man’s coat, and he starts to doubt how good he particularly knew his buddy. And on learning that Herb named him beneficiary in his will, Nick wonders why he’s been entrusted with the legacy. is that this a beneficiant present from a chum, or is it, in truth, a poisoned chalice?
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There is a victor - whether local leader or king - smiting bound enemies with a raised club; a leader stands beneath a sunshade; and the owner of the tomb is shown larger (that is, more powerful) than the accompanying figures. In addition, representations of high-prowed boats with deck-cabins have their prototypes on the Predynastic pottery found at this site. A figure holding two lions, on an ivory knife-handle from Gebel al-Arak, is thought to be of Mesopotamian origin - striking evidence for cultural diffusion.
One of particularly fine execution has its lid carved with a human figure in low relief and its sides decorated with geese. Clearly the owners of such objects were no longer primarily concerned with survival. At a more practical level, tools like axe-heads, adzes, hoes, chisels, daggers, and knives of beaten metal were produced. The Gerzean period was also known for its vases produced from a variety of hard and brightly-colored stone: basalt and alabaster, white limestone, red breccia, marble, diorite, and granite.
The Abydos labels show that statues were placed in front of shrines in a courtyard surrounded by a fence. ' Shrines were referred to as 'god's houses' and the earliest word for a settlement was 'seat' or 'abode' (of a god). A wooden label dating to the reign of Djer, Aha's successor, reveals an activity that may also be related to the cults. In the top register two large figures are shown being carried toward the serekh of the king. They may be statues being presented for a royal blessing. The fact that they are larger than life is not surprising: parts of three colossal Predynastic limestone statues of the ithyphallic god Min of Coptos (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford) show that statues more than double life-size were fashioned.
Dick Francis's Gamble by Felix Francis