The Discovery of Egypt
In a distinctively diverse California neighborhood made up of inexpensive apartment houses and small, aging homes clustered around a large university, a "strange old man" runs a dingy second-hand curio store. The man is tall and bent, and his expressionless face is accentuated by a straggly beard and dark, inscrutable eyes nestled under heavy brows. Nothing much is known about him and the children in the neighborhood are afraid of him; for a reason no one seems to be able to explain, he is referred to simply as "the Professor."
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