By Dan Shelton
Sitting upon his magnificent throne in the great hall, king Altowantinka called for his chief servant, Quaro.
Quaro entered and knelt at the king’s feet. What cruel madness has the king thought of now? he wondered. “You asked for me, your excellent majesty.”
“I have made a decision. I want a pyramid built in my honor, which will also serve as my tomb. It will be the biggest, grandest, most spectacular pyramid ever built. It will be named the Most Splendid Pyramid of the Magnificent King Altowantinka. I want to be remembered forever. I want to be a legend!”
“Where are we to get the labor to build this structure, your majesty?”
“Do not bother me with such trivialities! Make my slaves work harder! Enlist the women and children. Kill any who dare refuse to assist in the building of my greatest achievement!”
“Yes, your majesty.”
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