Rivka showing Queen Shulamit the inscription on her sword, which used to be Isaac’s spare. Shulamit, ever the intellectual, carefully studies the foreign text trying to make out the words for herself. Artwork by Rebecca Schauer.
Keep it for now. Someday you’ll have your own, but that one’s only an extra, a token of appreciation from one of the kings under whom I fought — you can read about it on the inscription
–Isaac’s words to Rivka when he first gave her the sword, in The Second Mango by Shira Glassman