In ancient Egypt the young Prince of Tsa, bored by endless feasts, yearned for adventures, and clothed in a Nile boatman's garb, started out. He meets and is captivated by the charms of Ashubetis, a beautiful image maker, but his father, Pharaoh, planning a royal marriage, is enraged and orders death for the maiden and imprisonment for his son. Braving parental wrath, the prince escapes, and tries to save his loved one. He fails and is taken home mortally wounded. Ashubetis succeeds in seeing the prince in his dying moments and swears eternal faithfulness. On leaving she is discovered and thrown to the crocodiles. In Florida of 1916 a young couple meet, love each other, and part. Light is thrown on their strange love when they find a book telling of the Royal Romance of Egypt, and they see in themselves the re-embodied spirits of the ancient pair. On the anniversary of the prince's death five thousand years before, the Florida couple meet again at the prince's tomb. The strange ...
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