The boat was tied up on shore and the boy got off. He walked up the bank and soon reached the fields where the farmers were planting their crops. After a short rest, he began to walk again.
A local girl told him that a group of the pharaoh's men had just set out for the turquoise mines. Could his brother be one of those men? The girl also told him that a trading ship was leaving for the coast the next day.
Should he go to through the desert to the mines, or to the coast?