An Interview with Prince Keret

From By the Waters of Kadesh


Q. So you’re the prince.

A. I am Prince Keret. But I will be king soon enough.


Q. That sounds like you want your father to die.

A. Not that I want him to die … but he should have handed the crown to me long ago.


Q. Maybe he thinks you’re not ready.

A. I don’t really care what he thinks.


Q. OK … tell me about Arad.

A. I rule over about 2500 people. My palace occupies one-quarter of the city, which is surrounded by walls eight feet thick. We will never be destroyed.


Q. You’re a little cocky.

A. It’s not cocky when it’s true.


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