10 thoughts on “Chapter 3 Intermission: Little Cairo, page 13”

  1. Oh. Oh. Oh…just…combinations of sadness, pity, disgust and revulsion all mixed together.

    Oy. This is the best webcomic I’ve ever read. The emotion drips from each page.

  2. Eh, dogs are easy to love. They are always loyal. People, on the other hand, aren’t. The reason he was so bitchy to those two is that they, in his mind, betrayed him: a dog would never do that.

    1. One of them. They kept dogs too. And birds, monkeys, gazelles, lions, and crocodiles. Cats are just the most popular and iconic egyptian pet depicted today.

      1. Yes, but cats were revered in Egypt, much more than other animals. The punishment for harming or killing a cat was “Whoever kills a cat in Egypt is condemned to death, whether he committed this crime deliberately or not. The people gather and kill him. An unfortunate Roman, who accidentally killed a cat, could not be saved, either by King Ptolemy of Egypt or by the fear which Rome inspired.” (Written by Diodorus Siculus) Also, there were also laws forbidding the exportation of cats, and when a fire broke out in Egypt, the men would stand in a line to prevent harm to the cats, thinking more of that than extinguishing the fire.

        They sure did love their cats…besides, just TRY and domesticate a crocodile…

  3. I had a roomate who, when his pet chinchilla died, stashed it in the back of the freezer in a black garbage bag. I discovered it one day when I was trying to figure out why there was never enough room in the freezer. Apparently he was saving it to bury it when he went somewhere special in particular. I was not amused.

  4. Well somehow the old Egypt has been preserved and even transplanted. Interesting. Maybe Egypt was never conquered by Europe in this world line. Maybe through the ages to modern times they retained some of the ancient ways.

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