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Published at 18th of March 2018 09:27:26 PM

Chapter 22

It's a strange thing to mention, but the name of the village I live is Bobra village .

These seemed to have been because the village's founder during their pioneering days was named Bobra .

Well, the name of any unknown village would have such an origin . It wouldn't be some name like Oton .

The official name of Bobra's village center is the Karaya settlement, but most villagers just call it "village" .

When I say that this countryside town is more like a station, I don't have a sense of what cities here look like .

In the center of such a village, there is a sundry shop, a blacksmith, multipurpose inn, bakery, adventurer's guild (branch), the office and home of the village head, a meeting place, a medicinal place, daily outdoor park, plaza, all built from back during the pioneering era .

Although it's a village that is neither great nor bad, when a person compares it to neighboring villages, you could consider it a rich land .

The mountain's bamboo tax (firewood) is an important fuel for life, but it's not placed in the village because of risks of fire .

So firewood is stacked in four places, scattered about one hundred meters away from the settlement .

"Barbari, I've brought firewood!"

"Alright . "

I call out to the old man who manages the firewood as he was sleeping in his cottage .

Each tree is cut down at home, divided as firewood, and then carried to this house . Then, it dries and is eventually brought to the village .

It's true that it's easy to bring more to the village, but there are limits in storage capacity at their firewood storage facility (this hut), and a number of people available to manage it .

The management of the firewood is taken care of by only two people, Barbari and Garbalji . However, the village's youth also help with its movement at night .

"… Ha, ha… Oh, you…"

It may be spring, but if you sleep like that in this place, you'll catch a cold .

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It's a nice day, but the wind is still cold . It's not good for a seventy-year-old body .

"I'm lucky enough to live this long . "

It is true that one could be considered fortunate to live up to seventy among these food conditions and the unsanitary environment of this era . He's satisfied with his life as a firewood curator . It is a satisfying lifestyle .

"Don't give up now, you can live up to a hundred . "

"Ahahaha! You're just as always . "

"Just as always, but first, where do I need to put the firewood . "

If I let him, Barbari will talk all day, so I wanted to make sure the chores were finished before we started .

"Sorry to ask you to move it so far, but can you bring it all the way over there in the eastern pile?"

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"It's not that far . I can carry, and it won't take any more time . Plus, today I have Sari Bali, so it's fine . "

"Yes, leave it to us!"

Well, I don't have any expectations from her at all .

"Relieved to see Sari Bali is the same as ever . "

I received a receipt board to prove that I paid the tax (firewood) .

This is the countryside of this era . People's watch each other and used boards in order to prevent fraud . Well, injustice in such a small world is immediately ostracized . These kinds of things prevent famines and excessive events .

“Oh, yeah, Ronda’s grandfather isn’t around?”

Others usually come in the morning, but I come to the afternoon because I do not like crowds . Four days ago I came in the afternoon, and at that time Ronda’s grandfather was coming home from his trip and I was told that I could ask to visit Garbalji in the east .

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"Yeah, two days ago, a merchant ship came in, and so we split up . "

Hmm? I heard something interesting somewhere? What is this?

"Why is there a merchant ship in our village?"

Although it is possible for a merchant-class ship to come in from the deep coast, there is no special products or buyers who would make it worth it .

"They seemed to have been accosted by a sea dragon, so they stopped by for repairs . "

I guess they were unlucky .

Basically, the Sea Dragon is a timid creature that only aims for small fish . I'm a good swimmer and usually keep my distance, but if you have bad luck you might run into one .

"Well, it's bad for them, but its good entertainment for those in the village . "

"The children go and watch every day . "

Then I guess I'm going to look like a kid . It is not every day you can see a merchant ship .

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