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Doug Elliott

Published by Loquat Valley Books at Smashwords

ISBN 978-0-9874575-1-6

Copyright 2012 Doug Elliott

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For Dianne

Prologue

At last they’ve made the announcement. Now the hunt for the guilty begins. I’ve phoned around to the few contacts I still have at the Museum, firing questions at them. Nobody has much to say; the whole building stands tainted by the revelation, and there is an embarrassed reticence to their answers. Dawson’s name is the one that comes up most often, of course, but there are others hovering in the shadows, too.

I read the piece in the Times over and over yesterday and spent a sleepless night debating with myself whether I should tell my story. They’re all dead now so you might argue – and I did – what does it matter? Yet it does: reputations still hang in the balance.

As my sister Claire is wont to remind me, I’m not getting any younger. And as I am wont to remind myself as the relentless years consume me, I’m running out of time to make my contribution to the public record of the affair.

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