Blog Entries by William Morgan

A new Greek/Welsh dictionary!

March 28 1588

I was having a very frustrated afternoon in my library and suffering from a severe bout of writers block. I thought my Greek language skills would suffice but unfortunately I am lacking in quite a few words. As I looked around for inspiration I realize what a mess my study is there are scraps of paper everywhere! I began to wonder if it was time tidy up before my housekeeper comes back when I was suddenly aware of purring in my ear and I was surprised to see a black and white cat sitting on the back of my chair.Writers block!

Then I hear some scuffling in the corridor and some giggling and two heads appear around the side of the door. Much to my surprise.it was a boy and a girl wearing really rather strange attire. I wondered whether to be cross but I was quite glad of the diversion as the afternoon was not going very well at all.

I asked them what they were doing in my house and they said they had arrived from another time they explained how their grandfather had invented this contraption which could take them to any year they wished! Imagine they came to see me how flattering!

The young lady Tesni mentioned that even though this was the year of the Spanish armada they had wanted to arrive somewhere safer. Her young friend Cai looked a bit disgruntled but Tesni went on to explain that they had been studying my work on the bible in their history lessons! Imagine that people still know of me in the future, how incredible this encounter I can hardly believe it.

They said that they were hungry and needed some money to buy some food and lodging as the contraption in which they travelled needed some more fuel and they would have to wait for morning to sort out the problem. They asked me if I needed anything and I suddenly remembered my difficulties with greek! I explained that I had been set back in my translation work and a dictionary would make my work so much quicker. Would there be such a thing as a Greek-Welsh dictionary in the future? They though they might be. I agreed to give them some money now to help pay for their needs today and some more later if they could return with a dictionary. They seemed fairly confident that they would be able to do so.

new greek welsh dictionaryBy the following week I had given up hope of ever seeing my strange visitors again when I heard a familiar giggling and here they were again holding aloft a dictionary oh how happy I was and how relieved I would be able to continue with my work!