Local man Percival Sullivan was struck dumb today whilst walking his dog when he was issued a glancing blow from a falling Quran!
'Sully', who was dazed and more than slightly confused, but otherwise not seriously injured, took the incident as a warning.
"It took me a while to come around from being struck dumb, but my wife said that were no big surprise! Here I was minding me own business walking the dog to do his business, thinking about the condition of the world, economics, terrorists, and the fall of the dollar, when here comes this freakin' book fallin right out the sky!"
Sully said his home is on the flight bath from Yemen to Myrtle Beach International Airport, but except for the occasional piece of toilet tissue or stray used feminine hygiene accessory, the flights are not a bother.
"Well...I seen this book lying in a small crater on the front lawn see, and then I notice it's a Quran and I got all nervous like 'cause of what's been going on with packages and such flying around in the mail from all over the world."
"I kind of snuck up on it and noticed there were no wires or nothin' sticking out from between the pages, so I got a stick and flipped open the cover, real careful like....and then a few more pages till I found the hollowed out center!"
"To say I was gobsmacked would be an understatement....the hidden compartment contained 6 Earl Grey Tea Bags! I love Earl Grey, certainly not in a gay way, but the exotic Indian & Ceylon tea leaves mixed with the rind of the Bergamot is to die for and has long been absent from our food markets over here! Just suddenly gone missing!"
Sully spent the rest of the afternoon, a dull rainy one at that, steeping the tea and lingering over his cup contemplating what it all meant.
"The only think I can figure, " said Sully wiping some clotted creme from under his nose and off his mustache, is that somehow Earl is sending us a message. I figure this was just a dry run.....probably the next time the
afternoon plane from Yemen flies over Earl Grey will be on it....he's been in exile you know....but I think this is a message that he's ready to come back with a BANG! Silly BASTARD!"