So there you have it folks. The journal I found washed up on my beach could well be a fake, an elaborate joke, a meticulously detailed prank. But it may just be real. And I don’t feel it is my place to take that chance. That’s what I’ve risked mockery by publishing the extracts I could make out. And that’s why I decided to post it over to Dr Mason’s labs in Steelhead. After all, it does mention his father, Jeremiah, directly. I posted it a few days ago by carrier crab – it must have arrived by now.