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making the body-guard (t) and making the way of the king and marshalling the
nobles at the court : I acted altogether so that his majesty praised me for it
more than anything.
When an accusation was brought in the royal harim against the chief royal
■wife Aamtes as a secret affair, his majesty caused me to enter to it and hear the
case alone, without there being any chief justice or officer there but me only,
on account of my excellence in the heart of his majesty and of his heart being
satisfied with me : I also drew up (the report) in writing alone with one judge :
behold, my office was that of superintendent of Pharaoh's garden : never before
did one of my grade hear a secret process in the royal hartm : but his majesty
caused me to hear it because of my excellence in the heart of his majesty above
any officer and any noble and any servant of his.
Una commander-in-chief of all the native and foreign forces in an expedition
against the Eastern. Bedawin.
When his majesty attacked the Aamu-Herusha (Bedawin) and his majesty
made an army of many tens of thousands out of the whole of the South country,
from Abu (Elephantine) in the south to .... in the north, and out of the
North country, out of the whole of the two sides (1), out of Sezerand Khen-sezeru,
negroes from Arerthet, negroes from Meza, negroes from A am, negroes from Wawat,
negroes from Kaau and men from the land of Themeh; his majesty sent me
at the head of this host: behold the ha-princes, the royal chancellors, the royal
friends of the great house, the nomarchs and fortress(1)-governors of the south land
and the north, the royal friends and superintendents of the frontier, the super-
intendents of priests of the south and north, the superintendents of the . . . ., the
commanders of the contingents from the South and the North and from the
fortresses (?) and cities, and the chiefs of the negroes of these tribes—I it was who
gave them their instructions, although my grade was that of superinlendent of
the garden of Pharaoh : on account of the preciseness of my disposition, which
was such that no one of them encroached on any of his fellows, that no one of
them took food or sandals from the wayfarer, that no one of them stole bread from
any village, and that no one of them took a goat from any people. I directed
them to the Island of the North, the Gate of I-hetep, the .... of Horus Lord
of Truth (a name of King Senefru). And behold, although I was of this grade
. . . . I reviewed these troops which had never been reviewed by any servant.
This host returned in peace, it had harried the land of the Herusha;
this host returned in peace, it had trampled on the land of the Herusha ;
this host returned in peace, it had overthrown its enclosures ;
this host returned in peace, it had cut down its figs and vines ;
this host returned in peace, it had set fire to all its [camps ?] ;
this host returned in peace, it had slain the troops in it in many tens of thousands;
this host returned in peace, it had [carried off people] from it, very numerous,
as prisoners alive;
and his majesty praised me for it more than anything.
His majesty sent me to direct [this] host five times, and to smite the land of