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Archaeological Word Puzzle Number 7.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL WORD PUZZLE NUMBER 7.
In this fictional passage certain items are to be given their correct names, e.g. SHIELD -- SCUTUM. The reader is asked to supply the names placing them in the grid, when complete a garrison, where Marcus himself is stationed, will be read down the first column. A hidden clue in the passage will also help to identify this garrison. The names appear in their correct order but to make it a little more tricky there are several additions. It is for the reader to decide which are required for the grid.
Marcus, a junior officer, had just learnt from the doctor that his brother, serving with the cavalry, had been killed in the first encounter. This was a bitter shock to him and the tears of grief could not be hidden. Hatred blazed through his heart now as he faced the enemy, tightly gripping his javelin, his cloak blowing gently in the breeze he looked like the very war-god himself. The bull and eagle stood aloft as the shrill blast of the horn sounded the advance and at once the two armies were locked in fierce battle. Marcus, like a wild animal freed from its cage, leapt forward sword in hand dealing many a fatal blow but blinded with anger and hatred he was unaware of the danger so close at hand. Armed now only with dagger and shield, the boss heavily stained with blood, Marcus was no match for the instrument of death that loomed large upon him. No mortal could have survived the savage blow from the long broadsword, his lifeless body slumped to the ground.
ANSWERS TO PUZZLE NUMBER 6.
BOX:What guides and controls human life is man's soul. Sallust.
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