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And the Winner Is

“I don’t understand it,” said the first judge.

“Nor me,” said the second judge.

“I don’t either,” said the third, “it’s too clever for me.”

“So, we’re agreed,” said the first judge, riffling the pages of the book they had been reading. “It must be a masterpiece if we don’t understand it, if it’s too clever for us.”

The other judges nodded sagely, and stamped “Winner” on the manuscript.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how I come to be standing before you, accepting The Daily News Literary Award for what is, by my own admission, a work of absolute nonsense.



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