What I intend here is that a woman too will try her hand at that thing called a diary, which men, likewise, are known to keep.  We made our departure on the 21st of the 12th month, in the Hour of the Dog.  I will briefly make note of the gist of those matters.  A certain man, his four to five year provincial posting having come to a close, having completed all the usual procedures, and having taken his release documents, setting out from the official residence where he lived,