Old Evidence Rediscovered

11/23/2010 12:03 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

This report from Athens under the Greek military junta 42 years ago turned up in a batch of old letters and postcards that a friend found the other day in a forgotten file. "How I come to have it," he writes, "is a mystery." Well, mystery solved: He and I were doing VDRSVP at the time, and we had published several other Sinclair Beiles pieces in it. We must've put this one away for future use. So here 'tiz, nearly half a century later. Sinclair is a cherished memory.

From the Will Wonders Never Cease Dept.: Sinclair Beiles' "grandfather was Mendel Beiles (sometimes spelt Beilis) who was fictionalised as Jakob Bok in Bernard Malamud's novel The Fixer." So says Brett Beiles, Sinclair's cousin (and a South African poet), who got wind of this item.