Peter A. Hall is a former teacher with a long-time interest in languages and family history. He tells of the saga that was the production of this story: This story was a journey that started several years ago. It began with a suggestion from Margaret Vrkljam. I completed much of the research and roughed out the first two pages of the manuscript. Then came the stroke. As I slowly emerged from the haze, I looked at those two pages and decided, regretfully, that to continue would be impossible....See more