Study Guide

The Egypt Game Chapter 12

By Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Chapter 12

Elizabethan Diplomacy

  • It turns out that it's not a monster or a child murderer coming at them after all: the "creature" turns out to be Toby and Ken climbing the fence.
  • The two boys are laughing hysterically after having spied on the kids' Egyptian ceremony. This makes April super mad, and she wants to punch them. A little extreme, but hey, they're mocking her favorite game.
  • The boys threaten to tell on them, and the kids don't know what to do. They're not supposed to be here at all.
  • But then Elizabeth pushes forward and begs them not to tell. She says that if they keep the secret, they can play the Egypt Game with them too.
  • Ken scoffs at this and looks about to leave. At least he says that he won't rat on them.
  • But Toby stays rooted to the spot. He seems to be considering the game and whether or not he wants to join.
  • As the kids all head home, April complains about how the game won't be the same now that the boys are joining.
  • But they'll just have to wait and see.

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