The Reverend Mason, an elderly English priest on his last trip to Egypt, uncovers the tomb of Dalukah – she who had been put to death with her lover, Aba-aner,a commoner. Mason brings back the two mummies, but he also brings back the amulet of Set which had been left to imprison them. As the mummies began to decompose in the damp English atmosphere, he reburies them with due reverence. Years later, in the heat of a blistering summer, George Brownlow decides to build a shelter. He finds the amulet of Set and it possesses him to follow its purposes – to re-enact the saga of Dalukah and Aba-aner.