An eight year old boy.
Exclusive photos: two brothers:
How do you plan an accident?
One went to Harvard,
he possesses an intelligence
Dr. Owens said, the other went to hell:
he’s adapting....it is difficult to
believe, he was tried three times. After dozens of
witnesses, Arthur doesn’t drink booze
or gamble he remains wary of men.
For weeks no one would have thought
of a huge prehistoric mammoth, all we found
were clumps of gray animal fur. Santiago couldn’t keep
his big mouth shut, so no one would believe him, he was
convicted of second degree murder, a few footprints
in Northern Mississippi, our perseverance
nearly wasn’t enough:
Arthur was in his final year of law school, it
paid off, he took a job so he could help his brother,
he found a tooth,
and it seems it would allow him
to get the conviction overturned, to let his brother
be conscious of his mistakes,
his three daughters, his own
existence. He seems
to be reasonably intelligent, sincere in wanting
the things we learn, to get his
life in order and save himself.
He says I think these things belong
to all mankind. Arthur Stratton Jr. said
he would donate the rare fossil
to a natural history museum.
(published in Grand Street 45, 1993)