Even though its now going on for 2:30AM, as I don’t have work tomorrow, I’m staying up late with everyone else and as they were watching Shaun of the Dead, which I’d seen recently, it made me do some late night or rather early morning writing. Got a good chunk done and now the readers will know more of my main character’s meetings with the Saxons. And just clocked 50 pages and on to Chapter III: Equus!
And now for some work in progress:
In fact most Saxons are illiterate and appear to have no need for recording any matters or deeds on parchment. But their knowledge is still vast, which is kept, as I said, orally through the people, in each family past down from one generation to the next. In this way the important rules, as well as knowledge of their customs and ways of farming and hunting and gathering are past on and the way of life is never lost. At times I admit to being really impressed with this system, and while recording ideas on parchment can lead to their lasting for centuries, if the page is burned, soaked, or destroyed in some way, it is gone. While when it is passed down to each family member, should one or more of them pass from this world, the knowledge is not lost, but maintained through its other members.
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