Sorry I haven't been updating this. Two days after I started the thread I suddenly fell ill. This, and the fact that considerable presence of mind- more than someone with a fever in a fit of coughing can produce- is required to write and draw this, means I was unable to update. Suffice to say I am now working on the next update, which is cool. So are parentheses. They are cool too.
that you are reading this you
have finally begun io[sic] show some
interest in the language of our
ancestors. I must be very proud
it is time for you to inherit
this book. fill its pages with
what you will.
the relic in the back is also
yours now. I trust you will
plumb its sfcr[sic] as I did."
I am unsure of the punctuation, but I believe this is what is written.
The word OPEN is written going clockwise from the top left of the back cover.