The room wasn't particularly spacious and the thick beams on the ceiling hanging a little above Theodore's head made it look even smaller. The decoration, before it was furiously altered, involved bookcases filled with leather-bound books and a collection of various academic tools, from pens and compasses to telescopes and astrolabes. Now, everything lied on the floor with most of the items beyond the state of a simple repair.
He approached the desk which had been briefly cleared from the debris and sat on the rocking chair as the man before him had suggested.
“My name is Jebediah Code” said the man and offered a wrinkled hand in greeting. “I'm glad you received my letter.”