A Tale of the White Pyramid

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"A Tale of the White Pyramid"
Author Willa Cather
Language English
Genre(s) Historical Fiction
Published in The Hesperian
Publication type Magazine
Publication date 22 December 1892

A Tale of the White Pyramid is a short story by Willa Cather. It was first published on 22 December 1892 in The Hesperian.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

Kakau tells about the death of Senefrau the First: his body was sealed into a sarcophagus. As a result, Kufu, the new King, is to have another pyramid built.


  • Kakau, son of Ramenko.
  • Ramenko, a 'high priest of Phatahah.
  • Rui, Kakau's uncle.
  • Senefrau the First, a King, now dead.
  • Kufu, the new king after Senefrau the First.

Allusions to other works[edit]


  1. ^ Willa Cather's Collected Short Fiction, University of Nebraska Press; Rev Ed edition, 1 Nov 1970, page 540

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