The boy stood at the edge of the lake. He looked out over the water and the surrounding land. He could see the freshly planted fields surrounded by irrigation trenches.
A man passing by told him about a group of men who had gone to plant crops out at an oasis.
It would be a long, difficult journey across the desert, but maybe his brother was one of those men.
Should he go out into the desert, or get on a boat to go back to the Nile?