After a short time, [Melody] is quite surprised to discover that the first page is starting to make a kind of sense. Drawing on her lessons under Eisior she unravels the meaning hidden in the signs and symbols, and finds that it gives the formula for reading magical writings. How handy is that?
Studying hard, she attempts to cast the Read Magic spell, and then, with its help, she quickly reads through all the other pages in the book, discovering the wealth of magical spells held therein.
Wow! And here I wasted years as an apprentice, slaving away to an abusive master, when all this time I could have just stabbed a guy then read a book. Who knew ?