He cared for all castes

Bassel knew he wasn’t supposed to, but he thought as highly of the poor as of the rich; he thought as much of the untouchables as of the sacred priestly retinue. Although emotions are learned, they are not well policed, so as long as he kept his feelings quiet, the pharaoh’s enforcers didn’t bother him. He made his living as a juggler, so balancing improbable objects was only natural for him.