|The Egypt Game|
The Oracle of ThothEdit
Point of View: Toby Alvillar
After Mrs. Granger, the sixth-grade teacher at Wilson School mentions something about an oracle, Toby gets interested and asks her to explain more. The kids consult some books in the library, then decide to include an Egyptian Oracle in their play. After some arguing on how to do it, they decide to write their questions on a piece of paper, and put it in the beak of Thoth, the stuffed owl, leaving it there overnight. They even build an altar for Thoth in the back of the shed.
They draw straws, and Ken wins the right to ask the oracle a question first. He writes it on a paper, and after Toby performs a very impressive ceremony for the oracle, he leaves it in the beak of the owl. The Egyptians leave the yard at once so that no one can sneak a look at the question.