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For easier reading, this page contains the combined text from following items: Benton's Catalogue, Page One, Benton's Catalogue, Page Two, and Benton's Catalogue, Page Three, from the quest: A Well-ordered Mind,
Benton's Catalogue, Page One
The disorganization of my first library caused me no end of distress when I sought to find one book out of hundreds; now that the mayor has given me permission to use this space -- my collection having greatly expanded -- I have sworn to better organize it. I collected these tomes and scrolls, but did not stop to read them all. One day, perhaps, I shall have the time to do so. This catalogue will help me to find what books I seek in that unlikely, but rosy event. The most important thing to have is a well- ordered mind, for then you will want for nothing. To that end, I set down this catalogue. In this way, my son Dorset shall be able to locate whatever tome he seeks after I have gone. I pass the entirety to him that he shall become the lore- master I could never be. I have divided the bookshelves of my new library into five sections by letter: A, B, C, D, and E. The seven bookshelves against the wall opposite the entrance form Section A, numbered 1 through 7, from left to right. Sections B and C are along the right wall of the library, and sections E and D are against the left. The twelve bookshelves of Section B are organized in a crescent shape, with B1 being nearest to A7, and then moving in that way around the crescent until it ends with B12. C1 through C12 form a similar crescent, such that if you pass by B12 on
Benton's Catalogue, Page Two
your left, you will arrive at C1. These bookshelves are similarly numbered, ending with C12 at the far leg of the crescent. I turn now to the crescent on the left wall of the library, opposite Section C. This is Section D, but be warned - the bookshelf that is closest to the entrance but remains a part of this structure is D11, and the numbering follows the arc of the crescent backwards: D10, D9, D8, and so on, ending with D1 as the bookshelf at the crown of its other leg. When my collection of materials made necessary the formation of Section E, I encountered a brief difficuly -- the existing tunnels had been sealed off with stonework resulting in less usable area in that corner of the library than I was promised. Not wishing to air my complaint, given the mayor's generosity to me, I placed only a portion of the traditional crescent of shelves by the sealed doorway. E5 begins on the left wall closest to the stonework, and then proceeds with E6 and E7 through to E10. E11, E12, and E13 are to be found in the very left corner on the wall by the entrance -- E13 being the shelf closest to the entrance. -- and E1 can be found on the other side of the entrance, in the very corner. The next three bookshelves, counting towards the entrance, are E2, E3, and E4. Books and Tomes by Theme: Histories of the Old Kingdoms, Written in the North: B2-B5, C6, E10-E12 Histories of the Old Kingdoms, Written in the South: A1, A4-A5, B8, C1-C3 Of Plants and Herbs, Volumes 1-4: C4-C5, D6, D8 Of Plants and Herbs, Volumes 5-8: E6-E9, A2-A3
Benton's Catalogue, Page Three
The Lesser-known Wilds: B1, B6, C10-C12 The Dangers of the South-lands: B10, D1, D3, D10-11, E13 Family Trees: Bree-land: A6, B7, B12 Family Trees: Remnants of the North Kingdom: A7, C7 Unverified Legends, Volumes 1-12: B11, C8, D2, D7, D9 Unverified Legends, Volumes 13-20: C9, E2-E4 Creatures of Evil and Malice: D4, E1, E5 Concerning the Little Folk: D5 Was there another bookshelf? If so, it has slipped my mind. I am sure my son will be able to manage.