The Gates of Kamt

The Gates of Kamt  (1907) 
by Baroness Orczy
Illustrated by Troy Kinney and Margaret West Kinney; first published in the UK as By the Gods Beloved (1905)

The novel is in the tradition of Rider Haggard's 1887 She, and concerns a lost race of ancient Egyptians. In her autobiography, Links in the Chains of Life, Baroness Orczy comments: "The book that gave me more pleasure to write than any of the others is By the Gods Beloved, not only because I could allow my imagination to go roaming in hitherto unexplored realms but because I could give it full sway in picturesque descriptions of places that did not really exist, and in people and characters who could have no attributes that were entirely normal and modern."Excerpted from By the Gods Beloved on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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THE GATES OF KAMT

Frontispiece--The gates of Kamt.jpg
"Wilt tell me what lies beyond the Hills of Kamt?"

(p. 184)

The Gates of Kamt


By
Baroness Orczy


Illustrated By
The Kinneys


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New York
Dodd, Mead & Company
1907

Copyright, 1905, By

The Knickerbocker Press


Copyright, 1907, By

Dodd, Mead & Company


Published May, 1907

TO
ELIZABETH, AMY and FLORA BARSTOW
of Garrow Hill, York,
whose friendship has helped to render the land
of my adoption doubly dear to me,
this book is inscribed
in token of lasting affection

PUBLISHER'S NOTE

The English edition of this book was issued
under the title "By the Gods Beloved"

CONTENTS

PART I
THE GATES OF KAMT

  1. chapterpage
  2. I
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    1
  3. II
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    11
  4. III
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    21
  5. IV
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    31
  6. V
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    46
  7. VI
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    58
  8. VII
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    68

  9. PART II
    MEN-NE-FER

    1. VIII
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      79
    2. IX
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      99
    3. X
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      111
    4. XI
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      121
    5. XII
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      135
    6. XIII
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      146
    7. XIV
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      156


    PART III
    THE PALACE OF NEIT-AKRIT

    1. XV
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      163
    2. XVI
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      174
    3. XVII
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      183
    4. XVIII
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      193
    5. XIX
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      207
    1. XX
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      212
    2. XXI
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      220


    PART IV
    TANIS

    1. XXII
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      228
    2. XXIII
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      236
    3. XXIV
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      246
    4. XXV
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      259
    5. XXVI
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      276
    6. XXVII
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      285
    7. XXVIII
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      298
    8. XXIX
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      313
    9. XXX
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      319
    10. XXXI
      ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      325

ILLUSTRATIONS

  1. "Wilt tell me what lies beyond the hills of Kamt?"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    Frontispiece
  2.  
  3. Remember that this broken wand might prove the future emblem of . . . thy power."
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    Facing Page 160
  4.  
  5. He had fallen, half-fainting, upon the marble floor, and clung, around her knees
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    ""204
  6.  
  7. "I will cause all my wealth, . . . to be left to thee, if thou wilt part my lover and Neit-akrit forever."
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    ""250


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1947, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.