Huddled around firelight, men told stories of brothers killing brothers, brothers selling brothers, floods, cities on fire beyond the plains.
When it came time to preserve the best accounts, the scribed searched high and low for the best hand. Papyrus being as scarce as it was in the desert.
One boy in all of Egypt was coveted for his stroke. Raised by the king’s own tutors.
But after the body was discovered, Moses vanished.
The victim was of low birth. Even the scribes soon forgot.
By then, Moses’ own story took an unexpected turn.