AE081 The Princess, The Maid & The Baby


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While walking down to the Nile to enjoy a morning swim, this young princess of the Royal House and her Maid discover a wicker basket among the bulrushes. Inside, a young baby.
Alas, in those days, it was not uncommon for poor slaves and peasants to abandon extra children or unwanted babes into the Nile in the hopes that they would find a welcome or a refuge with wealthier Nile dwellers elsewhere.

The biblical story of Moses being found in a basket by the Nile is probably the most famous example.