By Christine Ricci
Level 1: commencing to Read
• basic tales
• elevated vocabulary
• Longer sentences
Dora and her pals are going to a picnic at Play Park. what is going to all people bring?
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And so hunters, fishers, and craftsmen are obliged to declare their income every year to the ruler of their district. Anyone failing to make a declaration or Below: Peasant conscripts perform their labor tax for the pharaoh during the annual Nile flood. Some are so proud to serve their god-king that they carve their names into the massive stone blocks. CHAPTER 2: GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY making a false statement is punishable by death. These personal taxes, called beku, are collected by the chief treasurer.
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