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Moses In A Basket



An ark made of bulrushes,
set on the riverbank,
held a newborn Moses hidden in reed shank.
Along came Pharaoh's daughter,
hearing the infant cry,
fetched Moses from water so he wouldn't die.
The infant's natural mother,
selected as nursemaid,
suckled Moses to health for wages well paid.

Later, when he was older,
the Princess took the son
by adopting Moses as her only one.

The Pharaoh's Princess daughter,
using her regal clout,
called him by name Moses: "from water drawn out."

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Submitted on February 05, 2010

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