Picking up as many reed mats as possible, you follow a line of people carrying mats to the temple. One of the temple gates is not far away and the mats are carried through it towards a storehouse. Inside the building, the mats are piled up against a wall. You watch as a priest records the arrival and number of the mats on a small clay tablet. You will be paid by the temple for the delivery of the mats. Your father will be pleased that you have begun to understand the role of a merchant.