Table of Contents Perry Portly and the Fake DNA Results, by Gary Gocek

[SEPARATION I-c ] - Supernatural Aid

Still sitting at the coffee counter, Perry noticed an email on his smartphone from someone named "Glover Perrin". Perry wondered to himself, "What kind of name is 'Glover'?"

He must have wondered it a little more loudly than intended, because Della responded, "The only 'Glover' I know is Glover Perrin. Perinton is named after him."

A quick internet search verified it. Glover and his siblings and their families were among the first settlers of the area, established as "Perinton" in 18127. Over the next few decades, with the construction of the Erie Canal, social and governmental activity in Perinton became more focused in the village that had become known as Fairport. Della served Perry his coffee in that same Fairport.

The email read: "Perry, get on the right track. Those Pittsford-ites, they begrudged every good radish we grew in Perinton. I always knew the day would come when they would revive the grudge. Just find the truth. I'll be there for you when you need me. Your truly, Glover Perrin, 1762-1830."

Perry thoroughly investigated the email and its headers. The only interesting item was:
Looks like an IP address, doesn't it? However, an IP address wouldn't be listed under Content-Description. And, think about those numbers, 8 6 7 5 3 0 9.
"Jenny", by Tommy Tutone.

It was a joke, in a very mysterious email from someone who couldn't have known to send such an email at that moment. Especially someone who had been dead for almost two centuries.


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