of taxes. If it be so, we shall not demur; but if it be something
else, we shall see to-morrow what can be done in the
On the evening of the day they entered Egypt, Joseph
discovered their names in the list, which he was in the
habit of examining daily, and he commanded that all
stations for the sale of corn be closed, except one only.
Furthermore, even at this station no sales were to be negotiated
unless the name of the would-be purchaser was first
obtained. His brethren, with whose names Joseph furnished
the overseer of the place, were to be seized and brought to
him as soon as they put in appearance.
But the first thought of the brethren was for Joseph, and