And too, it was in the wilderness years that Mathurin took to the idea of wearing an East African one cent coin, a small coin with a hole in it, around his neck. Now the question is whether or not this is remotely relevant to the gist of the tale, or whether it should be glossed over, or completely ignored.
Then again when a writer of pulp reflects a little, as he sometimes has to do,
he'll soon realize that the Sabean Genre is awash with tangent and unnecessarily
entertaining details. Indeed it's a complexity amongst complexities, and it does
him no good to read the list of "Top Ten Don'ts" of story writing.