Well, now, let's see. I have my documents about me, the tape is running, I'm ready to report. This is in response to the letter from the legal department asking me to give a detailed summation of my part in the Ilha Pombo Affair. I know the request was for a written summary, but I tried writing it all down twice and I just couldn't do it. I'm a radio man - I'm a Network man - and I'm much more comfortable with a microphone in my hand. And since I know that certain people are prepared to blame me for the whole situation and the current mess the Network is in, I think I'd better be sure I get my own side of it down as accurately and completely as I can. Therefore, this tape. The legal department can borrow a cassette from an engineer in the news department, if necessary, and play this report through the speaker in one of the elevators at The Hub.
- From I Gave at the Office by Donald E. Westlake