The Mummy's Foot
|"The Mummy's Foot"|
|Original title||"Le Pied de momie"|
|Published in||Le Musée des familles|
|Publication date||September 1840|
The Mummy's Foot (French: Le Pied de momie) is a gothic short story by the French writer Théophile Gautier, first published in 1840. It relates the fantastical tale of a contemporary man and the adventures which befall him when he ventures into a Parisian curiosity shop and buys the four thousand year old foot of Princess Hermonthis.
A man enters an antiques shop and buys a mummified foot which supposedly belonged to an Egyptian princess. He intends to use the foot as a paperweight. In the night, he sees a vision of the princess, and he agrees to return her foot in exchange for a small statuette. He is abruptly woken from this dream by the arrival of a friend. Now awake, he observes that the mummified foot that was on his desk has indeed been replaced by the statuette.
- The Mummy's Foot at Project Gutenberg
- Your Show Time: The Mummy's Foot at the Internet Movie Database
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