ones would be conquered by the seven weaklings, as the
blasted ears of corn in his dream had swallowed up the rank
ears of corn.

And a fourth: "Thou wilt have seven sons, O Pharaoh,
these are the seven fat kine. These sons of thine will be
killed by the seven powerful rebellious princes. But then
seven minor princes will come, and they will kill the seven
rebels, avenge thy descendants, and restore the dominion to
thy family."

The king was as little pleased with these interpretations
as with the others, which he had heard before, and in his
wrath he ordered the wise men, the magicians and the scribes
of Egypt, to be killed, and the hangmen made ready to execute

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