What ever happened with reverend mike gary asked toby

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“What ever happened with Reverend Mike?” Gary asked. Toby chuckled. “Well, the idiot sued, of course, which was great. Fell right into my clutches. All that free publicity for the newsletter and my books. And more bad press for that clown himself. Besides, I figure: What have I got to lose? My meager assets are all judgment-proof, and nobody can touch my pension. Probably won’t even hire a lawyer this time.” 191
Gary grinned. “So what’s your latest project?” he asked eagerly. “Ever hear anything about Jacques Dubois and the Jericho Amber?” “You mean that guy in Montreal who supposedly identified amber amulets from the Bible? Something about giving Joshua’s trumpeters the power to demolish the walls of Jericho, wasn’t it? I saw a headline about it on one of the supermarket tabloids. Made a spectacle of myself by flipping that rag the bird right there in the checkout line.” Toby did not laugh at this banter, a departure Gary found odd. Pulling a folded sheet of paper from his pocket, the older man explained, “Here’s a copy of the press release.” Gary accepted the paper and read: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FAMOUS BIBLICAL AMBER TO BE PLACED ON PUBLIC DISPLAY IN MONTREAL. OWNER REJECTS $15 MILLION CASH OFFER FROM BOSTON MUSEUM OF HISTORY. Can these amulets perform miracles? It is said that anyone who possesses them will become invincible in endeavors of trade, arts, sciences, athletics, even war. Perceptibly different from any other substance on earth, the seven remarkable globules were identified and purchased at a bargain price by Dr. Jacques Dubois, a young archeologist, after having been unearthed on a dig in southern Jordan near the Dead Sea, and legally exported before their true provenance was established. “I noticed immediately that they had an almost supernatural luminescence,” Dubois explains, “and when I learned the location of their discovery, I knew that these must be the legendary Ambers of Jericho.” 192
Scientists from six countries have examined and performed noninvasive tests on the seven marble-sized jewels. As even Pierre Reverie, a skeptical French geologist, admits, “They radiate an energy that is apparently not of this earth.” Biblical scholars confirm the possibility that holy amber could indeed exist. “There is no mention of the Amber in the English translation of the Book of Joshua,” explains Dr. Solomon Friedman, celebrated expert on the Old Testament, “but in the original Hebrew...” Before Gary could finish scanning the first page, Toby interrupted, “I could use your help on this one, buddy.” “Sure. Anything.” “The publicists who wrote that release are brilliant, don’t you think? The press release goes on to say that the amber will be placed on public display in Montreal in six months’ time, when its miracle powers will be demonstrated beyond any doubt and discharged to the benefit of the world. It also says that the exhibition will be open to the

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