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The Story of Augustinus continues here

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This is a continuation of The Story of Augustinus in the published Latin course Get Started in Latin 2014 edition by G. Sharpley (Teach Yourself/ Hodder & Stoughton/ McGraw Hill).

 

The supporting notes assume that you have read the story up to this point in the book. Go here for an online dictionary, and here for a full translation of the story.

 

The story so far

Paulus and Augustinus are students at a medieval monastery. Lucia is the daughter of a count and countess, who live in a grand castle nearby. There has been talk of hostile Danes in the area. A monk has mysteriously died. Paulus often journeys to a nearby town with his regular companion, a mule, to buy provisions for the monastery cook, which is how he met Lucia, who fell from a horse and needed his help.

Paulus is now on his way to the town with his mule but has decided to make a detour towards Lucia's family castle. It is a hot day and he takes a swim in a pond not far from the castle. Lucia happens to be passing the pond, also with a swim in mind. She surprises Paulus, who is now in the water. Then to his slight alarm she demonstrates her ability as an archer. At that point some strange men arrive at the pond, and Lucia hides in the water with Paulus.

 
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