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Following from last week’s snippet.
“Do you know how to write your name, or at least make your mark?” Wellhym asked as he wrote, pausing to look up at Drehmus.
“Of course I do.”
Wellhym nodded and went back to writing. Kordelm, curious, leaned over his shoulder and barely suppressed a grin.
“All right,” Wellhym said as he looked up. “Come here, Drehmus.”
The boy swaggered up to the desk as Wellhym turned the paper to face him and slid it across the desk toward him.
“This is pretty close to the standard wording you’ll find in a contract – the sort you would sign to act as a warder for a wizard, or to join a city guard or even a private patrol. The military probably has something similar as well.” He handed Drehmus the quill and pointed to a line he had drawn. “That’s where you make your mark or sign your name.”
He waited, his silence a challenge, and Drehmus took the quill and laboriously wrote his name, then handed it back to him.