Joined: 12 Jan 2007
My previous entry was cut short due to a messenger announcing the arrival of small package marked: To Miss Paislee Myrtle, Devokan Island. Imagine my surprise when I saw it was from the same solicitors that Quin had visited.
But the most startling observation was when I noticed the cramped scrawl of Miss Elspeth's hand on the back of the string wrapped package. It read: Dear Paislee ~ Remember dear girl, that every ending creates a new beginning! Miss Elspeth
I've yet to open the small package...I'm rather reluctant to discover what it contains, so I've placed it in my trunk. When the time feels right I shall open it.
Now it's time to relate the next episode of my strange journey....
"Stop! Do not touch that sphere, Miss Paislee! You will disturb its resonance and my work here will be undone!
Astonishment filled me as I turned to see a very familiar face...that of Quinquifid Oddenfen! While I stood there gaping like a fish he explained briefly that this sphere was a sort of hub for a system that allowed him to travel here to the world I had stumbled into.
Then, as he sometimes does, he started peppering me with questions! How had I arrived? What signs of change were there in Devokan? Had I seen Miss Dot or the other residents lately? Has anything on the big island gone missing?
His barrage of questions was quite exhausting after the stress of my unexpected journey, so I smartly informed him of that fact! At once he apologized (always a gentleman, albeit a reluctant one) for his vigorous questioning.
Luckily he had established a small camp at a neighboring island and swiftly led the way to a sort of portal...At least that is what he called it.
An image of our destination shimmered in the opening, so with a little encouragement from Quin I stepped through...
Ah! I hear steps on the stairs. I must leave my writing for now. Dot has promised to help me sort out the most important items in the inn to pack in preparation for leaving Devokan.
I shall miss my home. How I hope Elspeth was right and that this painful ending will lead to a new beginning.