English For Second Secondary - Two Terms - Chapter 3

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English For Second Secondary - Two Terms - Chapter 3

مُساهمة من طرف Admin في الإثنين يونيو 29, 2009 8:32 am

A DEADLY SPIDER IN ANCIENT EGYPT Razz

A week after receiving Ayman's e-mail, Dr Shereen had an e-mail message
from an archaeologist in Egypt. In reply to her request about deadly
spiders in ancient Egypt, he sent a very old picture
A DEADLY SPIDER IN ANCIENT EGYPTthat was found in
a tomb near Bawiti. The picture was of a black and yellow spider like
the one in her text. She had a shiver of fear when she remembered
Ayman's description of the spider he saw. She forwarded that message to
Ayman. A minute later, she received a chat request from Ayman.



A CHAT ABOUT THE SPIDER
In their conversation, Ayman said the picture of the spider was the
same as the one he had seen. Dr Shereen mentioned the spider might have
come from Bawiti. Ayman believed the spider might have come to their
town in the boxes brought from the archaeological site to the police
station. As there were no killer spiders in modern Egypt, he thought it
was not possible to have killer spiders. She hoped he was right and
advised him to tell the police and to photograph the spider if he saw
it again.



THE SPIDER IN A MEDICAL ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TEXT
Dr Shereen received an e-mail from a German Egyptologist stating that
he had translated a 2000 year old text about an ancient Egyptian
medicine for the bite of the black and yellow spider that killed. It
was made from the root of a certain plant. This meant that the spiders
were real as they were mentioned in a medical text.



MEETING A ZOOLOGIST
The next morning Dr Shereen went to a friend who was a zoologist. Her
name was Susan Bennett. She could not identify the spider in the
picture of the ancient Egyptian text. Susan tried to find that spider
on the database. Into her computer she put a CD that contained a list
of all the known species of spider in the world. She said there were
thirty thousand ones and the number went up as new species were
discovered. Six names and pictures came onto the screen but didn't
match the description of the spider they wanted. Susan decided to
discuss the matter with the Head of their department, Professor Malcolm
Jones.



THE OPINION OF THE HEAD OF THE ZOOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Susan took Dr Fakhry and met Professor Malcolm Jones. He welcomed the
two women. Then, he had a telephone call in another room that angered
him. He had to cancel the trip he was going to make to South America
the next day. The aim of that trip was to find unknown species of
arachnids there. He noticed that Dr Fakhry was not keen on spiders. He
believed they are useful because they eat insects.



PROFESSOR JONES IS INTERESTED IN THE SPIDER'S STORY
When the Professor was told about the Spider seen by Ayman, he got
interested. He became sure Ayman described the spider before seeing
that picture. Dr Fakhry wondered why nobody else saw any of these
spiders. He said they possibly lived in cool places in the hot desert.
When people disturbed them, they came into our world. They lived under
the desert for thousands of years. They were the only survivors when
the climate changed two thousand years ago.



THAT SPIDER IS A GREAT DANGER
That spider was a great danger to Ayman and his family. Dr Fakhry said
hospitals could treat spider bites. The professor agreed that a doctor
could give an antivenom to treat their bites. However, there was no
antivenom for that species of spider because it was unknown and a new
antivenom would take years to be a safe one. The Hamdayya was also in
danger. The whole country was in danger. Egypt is the meeting point of
three continents, so they were in danger. The spider was a female. So
its family would develop quickly. Within a few weeks, there would be
millions of them.



THE PROFESSOR'S DICISION TO GO TO EGYPT
The professor decided to go to Egypt and find that unknown species of
the spider. He travelled by plane the next morning. He wrote an e-mail
to Ayman which he forgot to send.
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ooooo هذا جميل
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