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A Skeleton In The Closet

The Smiths were proud of their family tradition. Their ancestors had come to America on the Mayflower, and their line had included Senators and Wall Street wizards.

Now they decided to compile the family history, a legacy for their children. They hired a fine author. Only one problem arose -- how to handle that great-uncle who was executed in the electric chair.

The author said he could handle that chapter of history tactfully. The book appeared, and it said that, "Great-uncle George occupied a chair of applied electronics at an important government institution, was attached to his position by the strongest of ties, and his death came as a real shock."

[source: Tricia Hague-Blackford, NGC]

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