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A Loan to Cherish

Posted on Mon Feb 20th, 2012 @ 2:58pm by Legate Vadrek

Mission: Purgatory's Shadow. Season 2 Episode 7
Location: Library

"It is by Ovid," the librarian said. "Or Publius Ovidus Naso to give him his full name."

Vadrek turned the book over in his hands. "Ars Amatoria," he said, the appreciation evident in his tone. "And a bound book. That, in itself, is a rarity and makes this a treasure indeed. I will be sure to return it forthwith."

The librarian knew a scholar when he saw one. "Take your time. Ovid, like fine wine, should be savoured; not swallowed whole with no thought to it's beauty."

Vadrek opened the book. "It's in Latin," he commented. "How did you know?"

"Forgive me, but I did a bit of research. Your file says you are proficient in Latin if not actually fluent. I thought this might help you improve your understanding of the language. Anyway, translations don't do his work justice."

"Translations rarely do. You have not experienced Shek'sper until you have read him in the original Klingon."

"How very true," the librarian agreed. "Now, if you'll forgive me, I have to sort and file some new works I have just received."

"And I have a diplomatic meeting to attend. It promises to be a dull affair but the though of this treasure..." he patted the book lovingly..."will help me through it."


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