In one of the main squares you see a scribe, sitting cross-legged on a bench. For a small amount of silver he will write a letter for you and have it sent by messenger. He is busy writing something for a tall man and you watch as the scribe quickly uses a sharpened reed to make little wedge-shaped signs in a small cushion of clay he holds in his hand. Soon it is your turn. Your father will have the letter read to him by his own scribe. Your letter reads:

To my father say the following: I have travelled to Uruk and met my cousin. I shall stay here for two months to learn about metal. You should be pleased.