Again, I feel like the kid who's just (unwittingly) learned a dirty word and is now using it freely at a high society dinner, so bear with me, but . . .
Is it actually rumored that THE Budd Orr may have had something to do with the theft of this marker from THE Glenn Palmer?
I mean, this should be a book, or something. Was there really such bad blood between them, and at such a vicious level?
But why steal a marker that is so old? I mean, leaving aside sentimental and historical value (again, bear with me), this isn't a current prototype. In other words, we aren't talking corporate espionage.
It's a piece of history. And stealing it from a competitor doesn't modify the market. It may upset the person, but for what? Each of them are successful, no? Would someone truly be that low?
And if they were enemies (as presumably they could only be for such a knavish act), how would the thief come to know of a 'secret' compartment, unless someone close to Mr. Palmer divulged the information?
Sheesh, it's just crazy, and now I'm completely intrigued.
But surely such a secret could not be kept so perfectly. Which means if Orr did this (the world gone upside down), then surely someone close to HIM would know of it, and perhaps be inclined to tell of it.
Perhaps some anonymous party close to Palmer who would know the theft would shift suspicion to Orr (again, head spinning implications)?
What a story!
And how did I miss it all these years?