The other boat was tied to a stump on shore. The workers were loading the boat with grain and wine.
The boy climbed on board just as the boat set off towards the Nile. After a couple of days of sailing, the boat reached the Nile. One of the rowers told him that the boat was going downstream towards the Delta.
As they entered the Nile, a boat with its sails up passed by.
Should he go downstream to the Delta, or upstream towards home?