But ooh, gentiles, lat me telle yow of the wondres of Cathay! The Greet Khan hath accepted me ynto hys servyce on be-halfe of Kynge Richard, and I have y-seene many and diverse wonderes in the monthes I have y-spent in hys service.
*I have y-seen a greet merveyl, a machyne that pryntes pages, the whych can be fashioned ynto bookes!
*Cathay hath muchel paper, the whych mateere they fashion from the pulpe of reedes and trees.
*Myne newe freende, the most noble General Toe, hath yshewen me a thyng called gun-powdere, the whych animates artillerie, the whych thynges General Toe uses to hunt the wild chikkenes of Manchuria, the which fowles hys cookes make ynto a most riche and choice nourischment.
General Toe hath invyted me to joyne hym in the wildes of Manchuria in the dayes aheed. I have been learning about gun-powdere and preparing to go ynto the hunt for the wild chikkenes. As always, I schal keep yow apprised of my aventures!