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[1] SEND WIVA THÉR HJARA SELVA LÉTATH FROWA HÉTA AFSKÉN HJA WÉTE THÀT THJUSE NÔME ALLÉNA TO FORSTA WIVA HÉRETH. ÁK LÉTATH HJA HJARA TOGHATERA FÁMNA HÉTA [5] VNTANKIS HJA WÉTE THÀT NÉNE MAN'GÉRT ALSA HÉTA NE MÉI. WÁRA HJU TO ÉNE BURCH HÉRTH. are women who have themselves called ‘frowa’ or lady, although they know that this title only belongs to the wives of princes. They also have their daughters called ‘faemna’ or maidens, despite of knowing that no girl can be called so, unless she belongs to a burg.
JY ALLE WÁNATH THÀT JY THRVCH THÀT NÔMRÁWA BÉTRE WERTHE THACH JY VRJETTATH THÀT NÍD THÉR AN [10] KLÍWET ÀND THAT ELK KWÁD SINE TUCHT.­RODE SÉJATH. KÉRATH JY NAVT NE WITHER SÁ SKIL TID THÉR WAXDOM AN JÉVA. ALSA STÉRIK THÀT MÀN ET ENDE THÉR OF NAVT BISJA NE MÉI. JOW ÀFTER.KVMANDA [15] SKILUN THÉRMITH FÉTARATH WERTHA. HJA NE SKILUN NAVT NE BIGRIPA HWÁNAT THI SLÁGA WÉI KVME. MEN ÀFSKÉN JY THA FÁMNA NÉNE BURGA BVWE ÀND AN LOT VRLÉTE THACH SKILUN [20] THÉR BILÍWA. HJA SKILUN FONUT WALD ÀND HOLUM KVMA. HJA SKILUN JOW ÀFTERKVMANDE BIWÍSA. THÀT JY THÉR WILLENS SKILDECH AN SEND. THÀN SKIL MÀN JO VRDEMA. JOW SKINA SKILUN VRFÉRTH FON [25] UT.A GRÉVUM RÍSA. HJA SKILUN WR.ALDA. HJA SKILUN FRYA ÀND HJRA FÁMNA ANHROPA THA NIMMAN SKIL.ER ÀWET AN BÉTRA NE MÜGE BIFÁRA THÀT JOL INOP EN ÔRE HLÁP.HRING TRÉTH. MEN THÀT SKIL [30] ÉRIST BÉRA AS THRÉ.THÛSAND JÉR VR.HLÁPEN SEND. ÀFTER THISSE ÉW. You all fancy that you improve from this name-stealing, but you forget that there is envy attached to it, and that every wrong sows its scourging birch. If you do not reverse it, time will give it growth, so strongly that one cannot see where it will end. Your descendants will be scourged with it. They will not understand from whence the lashes come. Although you build no burgs for the maidens and leave them to their own devices, there will still remain some. They will come out of woods and caves. They will explain to your descendants that you have willingly been guilty of it. Then you will be damned. Aghast, your spirits will rise from the graves. They will call upon Wralda, and upon Frya and her maidens, but no one will be able to help in any way before the Yule enters a new cycle. That, however, will only happen when three thousand years have passed, after this century.
ENDE FON RIKA.S BRÉF. The end of Rika's letter.

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