of the city, and only spies are wont to do thus."
The brethren: "We thy servants are twelve brethren, the
sons of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of the Hebrew Abraham.
The youngest is this day with our father in Canaan,
and one hath disappeared. Him did we look for in this land,
and we looked for him even in the disreputable houses."
Joseph: "Have ye made search in every other place on
earth, and was Egypt the only land left? And if it be true
that he is in Egypt, what should a brother of yours be doing
in a house of ill-fame, if, indeed, ye are the descendants of
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?"
The brethren: "We did hear that some Ishmaelites stole