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.