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When the Egypt gang gets the idea for the Oracle of Thoth, there's a bit of competition between April and Toby regarding how the process will work. Toby's plan is selected by the children as the best way to go about it. According to his plan, a question for the...

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When the Egypt gang gets the idea for the Oracle of Thoth, there's a bit of competition between April and Toby regarding how the process will work. Toby's plan is selected by the children as the best way to go about it. According to his plan, a question for the oracle will be hand-written and placed in the beak of Thoth (the stuffed owl) without anyone else seeing it. The children will leave without finding out what the question was; the next day, they will see if Thoth has delivered an answer. The lot falls to Ken to ask the first question, which is ironic, because he is the one who is the least interested in the game and the oracle. However, he comes up with a question and leaves it in the owl's beak overnight. When the children assemble the next day, April acts as high priestess. She reads Ken's question, "Will I be a big league star someday?" Surprisingly, when she turns the paper over, an answer has been scrawled on the back. The answer is, "Man is his own star, and that soul who can be honest, is the only perfect man." The children are astounded and mystified as to how the answer came to be there. Later, Toby reveals that he sneaked back to Egypt overnight and wrote the answer--which he had found in a book of familiar quotations.

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