Johnny

  • EGYPTIAN SECRETS, OR JOHNNY INVESTIGATES THE AFTERLIFE

    “LET’S SIT DOWN,” Johnny said. “It’s too hot to walk.” So we sat in the cafeteria in the Valley of the Kings and drank water out of plastic bottles. A vendor came along, eyeing us sideways, and Johnny asked if he had any mummy skulls that Johnny could buy to use in his pictures and stuff. Johnny felt inspired to plunder. But oddly enough the vendor seemed both to ignore Johnny and to back away at the same time. A little later, strolling to the car, Johnny asked the driver the same question. He pretended not to know what Johnny was after. But Johnny knew what he was doing. On previous trips he’d