THE ELEPHANT ASSASSIN

Taylor Gardner Jones




Synopsis 
Albert Fushen, the worldís foremost authority on Sydney Maine, has made his living by lecturing and writing books on the reclusive author. People take his word as law and he has even become a small celebrity in intellectual circles. Magazines are interested in Fushenís knowledge on Maine.

Meanwhile Sydney Maine is bedridden from disease. He has been out of the publicís eye for some time now. His home aid, Frank, is his only friend and connection to the real world. While he remains in bed and in poor health, Sydney receives a letter and a book from Fushen.

Albertís newest book on Maine has just been published and heís holding a lecture in an attempt to boost sales. During his lecture he takes the stage and receives a warm welcoming from the crowd. He dazzles them with his knowledge on Maine and would seem to be quite the expert on the reclusive author. While heís working is magic Albert passes out on stage and has to be taken to the hospital.

Unhappy with his situation and physical condition, Sydney lashes out in his bedroom and has a terrible coughing fit. Frank rushes Sydney to the hospital to see a doctor. The doctor tells Sydney that he must continue to take his medicine and remain in bed if he is to stay alive.

While Sydney is being checked out, Frank waits in the reception area. Albert is also in the reception area awaiting medical attention. Albert notices Frank reading The Elephant Assassin and begins in on his knowledge of the man who wrote the book. Frank is forced to listen.

When Sydney rolls out into the reception area Frank watches Albert for any recognition. There is none on Albertís part and Frank and Sydney have a little fun with him.

Albert is left alone wondering what the hell just happened. The idea that he was just face to face with Sydney Maine never crosses his mind.

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