Elizabeth is a wonderful addition to the Egypt Game and absolutely adores everything that Melanie and April have come up with.
Marshall now gets to be the pharaoh of Egypt—Marshamosis—and Elizabeth gets to be the young queen—Neferbeth.
But then one day when they're playing, Mr. Ross (Melanie and Marshall's dad), comes outside looking for them. He tells them all that they must get inside right away; there's been some trouble in the neighborhood.
Later, the kids learn that a little girl had gone to the drugstore and went missing. The next day, they find her body in the marshland. She's been killed.
The parents in the neighborhood are extra worried because this isn't the first time. A little boy had disappeared last year…and was never found.
There's a lot of talk around the neighborhood, and many kids seem to think that the Professor is guilty. But the Egypt Game gang doesn't believe this.
The worst part: things get really boring. The kids aren't allowed to play or even walk to school alone. They're always supervised—which means that the Egypt game is on hold. Indefinitely.
On the bright side, April, Melanie, Marshall and Elizabeth keep themselves entertained by making costumes for the Egypt Game. They make Marshall a pretty sweet pharaoh hat. At least there's that.