The learned and well-travelled Count Peripatenko completed his overview of our great Principality on the morning of his departure for Hesse-Kassoulet. He has entrusted me, his loyal secretary and amanuensis, with ensuring its publication.
As his coach pulled up before his summer residence, the Count pressed the manuscript into my hands with the words, "Feliks, see if you can get this to the printers without that sycophantic poltroon Bibliotekhsky getting wind of it, there's a good lad." With that, he smiled and slapped me on the shoulder, climbed into the coach, and was gone.
The final chapters of the Gazetteer, dealing with the provinces of Tupoy and Krashdipezantsk, are now published here for all to see and marvel at!