from One mystery among many

One mystery among many is this notebook and stylus. These people seem so primitive, so aboriginal, that even their owning such objects is amazing. But when these objects were given to me, my benefactor made gestures that clearly indicated he knew what to do with them, and that I was to write something, if I knew how. Once he saw that I could hold the things properly, however, he went away. In fact, none of them has showed any interest in what I am writing here, which makes me think that maybe I am not the first wayfarer to have dropped in on them, as it were.