Marius' Last Letter
My Dear Frances,
if you're reading this letter it means that i'm no longer part of this world.
I wish i had some time to speak with you before my departure, but when the lady in black comes for you there's very little to bargain. I know that i wasn't there for you in the last years as i've should, but i'm also confident on how much you are fond of your studies yourself and, for this simple and yet fundamental resemblance with my own personality, you will surely understand my latest behavior.
In your college years, my research - of which i'm not going to speak in this letter - brought me far from our home. I traveled to Europe - still recovering from the Great War - and lived for a while in Rome, the eternal city. There, i squeezed my contacts in Vatican City to access their forbidden libraries. With renewed knowledge, i swiftly gathered men and resources and set forth to Byzantium - or, if you wish, to Istanbul.
It took me years, but God knows what my persevering efforts finally brought in these tired hands:
a vast and infinite knowledge opened his doors right in front of my eyes.
and yet, the lady claims my old body.
I'll never see our home again, or the grey shores of Plymouth bay. All of my studies are going to be forgotten. I admit that i wasn't prepared for this unfortunate setback.
In the little time i've got left, i arranged my testament. I'm leaving to you, my beloved grandchild,
my property in Plymouth and all of my humble savings. Being all alone now, if we're not counting for your degenerate mother, you're definitely going to need some resources in the near future. Mr. Hoffman, my lawyer, is going to give you all the details.
One last thing my darling - There's something that you'll find in the testament concerning a security box
at the Central Bank of Boston. It's extremely important that you retrieve the content as soon as possible.
Bring this letter with you and ask for Mr. Pinkerton. The Central Bank is very scrupulous in observing their bureaucracies and without my personal signature you may have some problems - But please, please, retrieve that security box. What you'll find there, it's yours, along with my wealth and my research.
And with this last words i say Goodbye, Frances.
Maybe we will meet again at the end of the world.
My last Regards,