themselves returned home. The Lord, who had sworn unto
their ancestors to multiply them, sent one of His angels to
wash the babes, anoint them, stretch their limbs, and swathe
them. Then he would give them two smooth pebbles, from
one of which they sucked milk, and from the other honey.
And God caused the hair of the infants to grow down
to their knees and serve them as a protecting garment, and
then He ordered the earth to receive the babes, that they
be sheltered therein until the time of their growing up, when
it would open its mouth and vomit forth the children, and
they would sprout up like the herb of the field and the grass
of the forest. Thereafter each would return to his family
and the house of his father.
When the Egyptians saw this, they went forth, every man