Still, God was wise enough to bless his creations with free will, that they might surprise and delight him, that he might grow to love them. Man, too, tried this-- albeit to a lesser extent. As
Date: Month XX, Year XXXX Day XX
I've learned something rather peculiar in my travels. It seems, that in MANY places that I travel, whether it be the oceans or the lands of our world, I have found a surprisingly common practice, despite the diversity of religions, cultures, and all the like.
It began when I was a passenger on a ship from one island to another and I discovered that a number of the crew each carried two coins in their pockets. Now, how much money one man carries and keeps is certainly none of my business, but I found it odd later when they were given the chance to buy a bit of food or drink, they declined, saying they had no money to spare.
Again, what they have or how they use it is none of my business, but I did find it rather odd. As a man of many curiosities, I asked them, one by one, about it and received a very strange reply.
"In case I die suddenly, I have fare for the journey,"
This confused me, for no one would tell me more on the mat