DAVID CAMP­BELL

has a mes­sage for the teenage boy he was in 1986.

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Stellar - - Content - J. Wood. ood. Year 8 Sci­ence. ence. david camp­bell

It’s not the sort of de­liv­ery you re­ceive ev­ery day. My sis­ter turned up for a visit and dropped off a pack­age some­one had given to my fa­ther with the strict trict in­struc­tions: “It It must be hand-de­liv­ered d-de­liv­ered to David.” How thrilling! As the theme to tomis­sion: Mis­sion:

Im­pos­si­ble ssi­ble played in my head, I fan­ta­sised tasised about the planes I’d hang ang off as I cracked the code ode that would stop the planet et from tee­ter­ing off its axis. NASA would thank me. The Queen would knight me and nd even Pres­i­dent Trump mp would for­give whatt I’d said about him and call me a “Re­ally, re­al­lyy great guy, one of the best and smartest I know, ow, and I know all the he best guys, I am sure you will agree.”

Thee Wal­ter Mit­tyesquee dream­scape dis­solved olved quickly whenn I pulled out a sim­plem­ple old reg­is­ter book.. Its faded green n cover was non­de­script­de­script and, hang g on, there’s hand­writ­ing dwrit­ing in thee cor­ner!

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