assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons
and laws of the church, by hand.
copying from copies, not from the original manuscript.
this, pointing out that if someone made even a small
error in the first copy, it would never be picked up!
In fact, that error would be continued in all of
the subsequent copies.
from the copies for centuries, but you make a
good point, my son."
underneath the monastery where the original
manuscripts are held as archives,
in a locked vault that hasn't
been opened for hundreds of years.
Hours go by and nobody sees the Old Abbot.
He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing.