Kamut is a Wheat that may or may not have grown during that time when the Pillars of Pharaoh dominated the northern reaches of the River Nile. And without dredging up the past too much, it's entirely possible that all Sabeans might at one time have enjoyed a nourishing gruel made from a very, very close relative of the Kamut that's now grown in Montana USA to satisfy the demand form the Whole Grain Enthusiasts who now dwell in the more urban places and appear to have become wholly preoccupied with their menu choices, the definition of the word "organic" and whether something has to actually be refrigerated after opening, and the difference between sodium and potassium, and meanwhile there's no Barn Swallow, and one sixth of the Earths current species will shortly be extinct through no fault of their own....
In his attempt to better grasp the Sabean Schism, and Chapter Seventeen in
particular, it's become increasingly clear to your writer of pulp that the
schism, a most dramatic moment in the oral history of the Sabeans, might well
have had something to do with food. Our hero who is now in his dotage and pretty
much beyond making any kind of sense whatsoever, claims a connection between
what people grow for food and who they are. In his view the Sphinx Sabeans were
more of a root vegetable people than they were a fields of wheat growing people.
And in the Great Famine it was the Pyramid Sabeans who ate Frogs and
grasshoppers rather than doing the right thing which would have been to join
with the Sphinx Sabeans in assisting the Pillars of Pharaoh rid Egypt of Moses.
A bitter memory for the Sphinx Sabeans, a lot of good men drowned, apparently.