Mary March (Dead Men's Teeth Book 6)

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Mary March (Dead Men's Teeth Book 6)

Mary March (Dead Men's Teeth Book 6) By Jamie Rhodes Mary March Dead Men s Teeth Book This story is based on a language dictionary found in the British Library archives The document looks like a small journal or diary and is one of only three surviving records of the language of an ext

  • Title: Mary March (Dead Men's Teeth Book 6)
  • Author: Jamie Rhodes
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  • Page: 385
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  • Mary March (Dead Men's Teeth Book 6) By Jamie Rhodes This story is based on a language dictionary found in the British Library archives The document looks like a small journal or diary and is one of only three surviving records of the language of an extinct tribe from Newfoundland called the Beothuk people It is hand written and dates from 1818 For a lover of words and stories, it is a very moving item to behold There isThis story is based on a language dictionary found in the British Library archives The document looks like a small journal or diary and is one of only three surviving records of the language of an extinct tribe from Newfoundland called the Beothuk people It is hand written and dates from 1818 For a lover of words and stories, it is a very moving item to behold There is a short prelude to the dictionary that details the tragic but heart warming tale of a young Beothuk woman who tried to teach the European settlers some of her language Her name was Demasduit, though the settlers called her Mary March I felt a real connection with Demasduit as I studied the first hand account of her life and tried to imagine how she felt There is very little known about any religion of the Beothuk people, and so I had to invent a loose spirituality for Demasduit This is completely fictional, but I hope not too fanciful The original document is written in English and so there is an obvious bias towards the colonialist settlers I tried to take this into account, but also recognise that some of the strange behaviours that we are told about Demasduit are so odd and specific that I feel there must be some truth in them For example, she had an air of superiority over the settler men, and would have them tie her moccasins She was also mischievous and playful, sneaking up on people to make them jump, or openly mocking men who couldn t find a wife She even stole the village priest s nightcap and made two little pairs of baby trousers out of it, returning the pom pom bobble from the cap when she could find no use for it There is a wholeness and unity about the endeavour of creating the Beothuk English dictionary, and so I wanted to use these themes in the story These themes crop up frequently in human relationships, particularly with our significant others As individuals we feel an innate lack in our Being and spend much of our lives seeking out others that might fill it This is apparent even in the language we use to talk about relations to others phrases like you complete me , or referring to a spouse affectionately as my other half Another thought that I find interesting on this matter is that no Being can be complete and whole without death Death closes the bracket just as birth opens it Like a putting a cork in a clear glass bottle Whilst the liquid is being poured in, the contents swirl around, an indecipherable mixture of experiences, relationships, emotions every aspect of life Only once we stop pouring and put the cork in can the contents settle Then we can hold the bottle up to the light to gaze in at the beautiful and complex cocktail of a person s Being I had this image in mind as I wrote about this fascinating young woman The fact that the writer of the dictionary felt the need to write a long introduction of what little was known about Demasduit s life, is testament to the impact that she had on the settlers It is a beautiful but ultimately tragic document.
    Mary March (Dead Men's Teeth Book 6) By Jamie Rhodes

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