The Sign Above the Door
By William W. Canfield
Story Setting: Egypt/The First Passover ~ 1500 B.C.
Originally published in 1912; 307 pages; For Ages 12 – Adult
Young Prince Martiesen is ruler of the land of Goshen in
Egypt, where the Hebrews live. Eight plagues have already come upon Egypt and
now Martiesen has been forced by Pharaoh to further increase the burden of the
Hebrews. Martiesen, however, is in love with the beautiful Hebrew maiden,
Elisheba, whom he is forbidden by Egyptian law to marry. As the nation
despairs, the other nobles turn to Martiesen for leadership, but before he can
decide what to do, Elisheba is kidnapped by the evil Peshala and terrifying
darkness falls over the land. An exciting tale woven around the events of the
Exodus from the Egyptian perspective!