You have opened the large journal which sits on the reading stand in one corner of the library. Most of its pages are still blank, for the author has not been keeping these records long, but more will be filled as time passes. Each entry is catalogued here, but you will also be able to move forward chronologically from one page in each story to the next, so returning to this introductory page will not be necessary once you have begun to read. The author hopes you enjoy your exploration of our histories . . .