The Dented Cup
After lengthy consultation with Gordon Cramer, and a lucid distillation of the recently uncovered facts, we are now in a position to award this cup to those who have not, until now, incorporated as an irrefutable fact in the logic of their theories the certain knowledge that the man in stripes was not the man in plain.
In addition, we award the cup to those have not met the striped announcement with shouts of joy. Their hopes for coherence in a more personal fiction possibly damaged.
Many of the High and Mighty of the Somerton Man world were gathered in Adelaide recently to be tantalised by the notion that someone in the audience knew who Mr Francis was, only to witness the Abbott Feltus feud simmer anew.
Nobody who had the mike that night spoke of the certainty of two bodies because nobody that night was sure. The O’Doherty witness ten years on, enough time for most to doubt its accuracy. But now we are sure. We have the document. Gordon Strapps in the audience somewhere, sixty-nine years on.
Just a minnow in the scheme of things was Gordon, until now.
So, congratulations, your cups are available for pick-up.