He parked his car and knocked on the byzantine doors. The doors creaked as they slowly opened. He was surprised there was no one on the other side.
He entered the mansion as he shouted out,” Uncle Dan, are you here?”
Uncle Dan was Peter’s mother’s brother. He was a real enigma. They had lost track of him since 1971. It was like he had just disappeared off the face of the planet and now he had recently emerged.He apparently came into money somewhere along the way.His mother sure didn’t.
Uncle Dan was philanthropic and had given away millions of dollars over the years to several worthwhile causes.
“Peter, I’m here in the Study.Please come in, I want you to see this.”
“Yes uncle,I wondered why you had me come up here.”
“ I know my life has been somewhat of a mystery with you and your mother but I want you to know when I pass on, everything you need to know is in my top right drawer of my desk here in the study.”
“ I wish you wouldn’t talk that way.”
I know, no one likes to think about their own mortality but it’s a fact. Now before you leave I want to give you and your mother two tickets on Delta Airlines which will allow you to fly anywhere in the continental United States. After all, you and your mother are the only relatives I have left.”
“ Thank you very much,” Peter stated.
“ Oh, don’t thank me, thank Delta Airlines,” Uncle Dan chuckled aloud with an impish grin on his face.
“ What did that mean,” Peter thought, “ Oh well, he’s always saying things that don’t quite make sense.”
Well, eventually that day arrived and Peter found himself once again in his uncle’s study. He approached the desk not knowing exactly what he would find. He slowly opened the desk drawer and discovered plenty of articles cut out from newspapers stacked neatly on top of a typed document. He glanced through the articles that didn’t seem to make much sense as he hurried to get to the document at the bottom. It took him a moment to absorb the shock after reading the title page of the document, however, things were starting to make sense.
You see the cover page read, “ Last Will and Testament of D. B. Cooper.”