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Picking up from last week’s snippet from Book 5.5 of the Academy of the Accord series.
“Do you know what you just signed?” Wellhym asked, holding the boy’s gaze.
“But you have no idea what it says?”
“N-no, sir.” Drehmus was suddenly suspecting a trap as the Captains smiled.
“So, for all you know, you’ve just agreed to shine boots for everyone in the garrison during your free time from now until you graduate.”
There was some laughter as Drehmus flushed. Wellhym chuckled as he folded the paper and tucked it inside his shirt as he stood up.
“And that,” Kordelm said, “is why warriors should know how to read and write. And do basic arithmetic,” he added. “Otherwise, how will you know if your pay is correct, or if you get the proper amount of coin returned when you buy something?”