The Rain Cloud
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The illustration on the cover of this issue of Books for Keeps shows the arrival of King Sahure's funeral procession at the pyramid at Abusir around 2473 BC. Reconstructed from archaeological evidence, this illustration by David Salariya and Shirley Willis is taken from Ancient Egypt by Rosalie and Antony E. David, published by Kingfisher in the History as Evidence series (0 86272 091 5, £3.95). We are grateful to Kingfisher for help in using this illustration. (See Information Please, pages 20-21)
Not exactly the most credible of stories especially as this cloud has thoughts and feelings which govern whether it rains. Some of the cloud eye views of the scenes and landscapes do offer interesting perspectives but to my mind clouds should remain strictly the province of the weatherman: not for me.