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King Solomon Sends Out for Chinese Food

King Solomon Sends Out for Chinese Food

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King Solomon enjoys an elaborate Chinese meal...then ponders his fortune cookie.
King Solomon enjoys an elaborate Chinese meal...then ponders his fortune cookie.

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King SolomonSends Outfor Chinese Food
by Ahimaaz, Court Historian
Translated and Annotated by 
Professor Solomon
 
King SolomonSendsOut for Chinese Food
by Ahimaaz, Court Historian
Translated and Annotated by 
Professor Solomon
Illustrated by Steve Solomon
Copyright © 2010 by Top Hat Press
Professor Solomon
is the author of 
How to Find Lost Objects, Coney Island,Japan in a Nutshell,
etc.His books may be downloaded free at:http://www.professorsolomon.com
 
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Learning, King Solomon had dozed off—whenBenaiah’s voice sounded from the communicationtube.“That ship’s captain is here, Sire.”“Be right down,” said Solomon into the tube. Awakened from his nap, the king yawned. His study atthe top of the Tower was filled with sunlight. A breeze rustledthe curtains and fanned a pile of papers. Donning his crown,he descended the spiral stairs.The ship’s captain was chatting with Benaiah. A tall, wiryman, he had shoulder-length hair and a sun-beatencomplexion. He wore the flat cap of a sailor, a leather tunic,and a short cape. He was holding a basket, filled with scrolls.“My greetings and obeisances, Your Majesty,” said thecaptain, bowing. “I am Zakar, native of Tyre and rover of the sea. It has been my privilege to serve—on loan fromHiram, king of Tyre—as captain of your ship
Leviathan.
Twoyears ago, with a joint crew of Phoenicians and Israel-ites, I set sail from Ezion-geber. My cargo was a hundredcasks of olive oil. My destination, distant China. My mis-sion, to acquire silk, that rare and shimmering fabric—thatit might lend its radiance to your court.“We stopped at Ophir, to take on a load of gold. Contin-uing along the Nubian coast, we passed through the BabelMandeb andenteredtheopen sea. Formany weeks wesailed eastward, until the coast of India loomed on the hori-zon. At a trading post there we exchanged a portion of ouroil and gold for spices. And we sailed on, blessed with favor-able winds and a storm-free sea—thanks be unto Baal.”Captain Zakar slapped himself. “Pardon me, Your High-ness. Rather, thanks be unto the Lord of the Universe.”“Go on, go on,” said Solomon, waving impatiently.
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