Tuesday, 2 March 2010

86. What lies beneath

It was one of the most unusual autopsies in which Robert Knox had been employed.

The official verdict cause of death was given as misadventure. The real cause would take several months more to come to light.

In the meantime, he was presented with two ineluctable questions.

One: why the man in question had ingested a Lego Darth Vader just before death.

Two: how and why he had managed to slice open his own scalp and carve on to his own skull the phrase, “If you read this, you are gay.”

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