arguing on hob to do it, they decide to write their questions on a piece of paper, and put it in the beak of Thoth, the stuffed owl, leaving it there overnight. They even build an altar for Thoin the back of the shed.
They draw straws, and Ken wins the right to ask a the oracle a question first. He writes it on a paper, and after Toby performs a very impressive ceremony for the oracle, he leaves it in the beak of the owl. The Egyptians leave the yard at once so that no one can sneak.