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‘He was walk­ing the dock; a big lum­mox, yel­low hair tied back in a pony­tail with a red ban­danna, bedroll strapped to his shoul­ders. His plaid jacket looked like a fruit­ful re­search area for some un­fas­tid­i­ous en­to­mol­o­gist. I took him for a dis­placed farm boy, a Scan­di­na­vian type from Wis­con­sin or Min­nesota, adrift in the new world of the Pa­cific North­west. He held a scrap of pa­per folded into a wedge the size of a postage stamp to keep its mes­sage safe inside.’

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