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Year 6 Day 32
Well, they’re back.
I tried to explain my map, now transferred to a hide with Songbird and Meerkat’s help, to the gathered shamans. Songbird seems to have figured out that the map in some way corresponds to where I have been, though for the most part she considers it some sort of incomprehensible magic. Rather as I regard their ability to find their way around by using landmarks, I suspect.
The general reaction of the shamans could be summed up as “But we are standing here, on grass. How can we also be standing on that piece of hide?”
It might be possible to teach WildDog what a map means, but would it be wise? In fact, is it wise to let him grow up here? There are no other children here, and it has taken him only a few days to discover friendship with other children coming in. Songbird and Giraffe, likewise, are delighted to renew bonds with their old friends.
Jarn’s Journal is the fictional journal of a fictional, human-like alien who was stranded in Africa roughly 125,000 years ago. A slightly longer version of this post is on my main blog; the journal to date is on my author site. The Journal give some of the remote back story for my published books.