The Dune

  • New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here? Check out the User Guide.
  • The message board will be closed from Thursday, September 12th at 4pm EST until Tuesday, September 24th at 8:30 AM ET
    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.

  • New 2019 Hours: The message board is closed between the hours of 4pm ET Thursday and 8:30am ET Tuesday.

    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.

AchtungBaby

Well-Known Member
Dec 5, 2011
3,856
15,528
I really liked this story. Reminded me of something that would be in Skeleton Crew.

Question about the ending--
What did the Judge mean when he said "Not me"? Did he mean he saw his attorney's name in the sand?
 

~Ally~

Well-Known Member
Nov 11, 2008
10,095
3,626
I really liked this story. Reminded me of something that would be in Skeleton Crew.

Question about the ending--
What did the Judge mean when he said "Not me"? Did he mean he saw his attorney's name in the sand?
That's what I took it to mean. I had a good chuckle at the final sentence because I could imagine
the shocked look on the attorney's face when it dawned on him the hurry to draw up the will wasn't because the old and sickly looking Judge was going to die imminently...it was himself! :biggrin2: I sure hope The Judge poured him another large drink.
 

AchtungBaby

Well-Known Member
Dec 5, 2011
3,856
15,528
That's what I took it to mean. I had a good chuckle at the final sentence because I could imagine
the shocked look on the attorney's face when it dawned on him the hurry to draw up the will wasn't because the old and sickly looking Judge was going to die imminently...it was himself! :biggrin2: I sure hope The Judge poured him another large drink.
Yeah, I thought it was pretty funny!
 

RichardX

Well-Known Member
Sep 26, 2006
1,717
4,331
This wasn't one of my favorites.

I didn't really follow why the guy kept visiting the island. If he was going to act on the information to save someone (e.g. like Jake in 11/22/63) that might be one thing but he apparently was just curious. The same result to read about it in the paper. The ending didn't make much sense to me. If the lawyer was going to die, why not just hire another lawyer instead of suddenly rushing to get his will done? I would imagine they are a dime a dozen to a well connected judge. It seemed like a pointless set up for the trick ending.
 

doowopgirl

very avid fan
Aug 7, 2009
6,908
24,786
61
dublin ireland
This wasn't one of my favorites.

I didn't really follow why the guy kept visiting the island. If he was going to act on the information to save someone (e.g. like Jake in 11/22/63) that might be one thing but he apparently was just curious. The same result to read about it in the paper. The ending didn't make much sense to me. If the lawyer was going to die, why not just hire another lawyer instead of suddenly rushing to get his will done? I would imagine they are a dime a dozen to a well connected judge. It seemed like a pointless set up for the trick ending.
For me it was all about the Dune itself. I think the Judge likes mind games.
 

80sFan

Just one more chapter...
Jul 14, 2015
2,997
16,163
Pennsylvania
This wasn't one of my favorites.

I didn't really follow why the guy kept visiting the island. If he was going to act on the information to save someone (e.g. like Jake in 11/22/63) that might be one thing but he apparently was just curious. The same result to read about it in the paper. The ending didn't make much sense to me. If the lawyer was going to die, why not just hire another lawyer instead of suddenly rushing to get his will done? I would imagine they are a dime a dozen to a well connected judge. It seemed like a pointless set up for the trick ending.
I took it as the judge was warning the lawyer that he (the lawyer) was going to die. And he had to tell the whole story first so the lawyer would believe him.[\SPOLIER]
 

AchtungBaby

Well-Known Member
Dec 5, 2011
3,856
15,528
This wasn't one of my favorites.

I didn't really follow why the guy kept visiting the island. If he was going to act on the information to save someone (e.g. like Jake in 11/22/63) that might be one thing but he apparently was just curious. The same result to read about it in the paper. The ending didn't make much sense to me. If the lawyer was going to die, why not just hire another lawyer instead of suddenly rushing to get his will done? I would imagine they are a dime a dozen to a well connected judge. It seemed like a pointless set up for the trick ending.
It was the knowing. It became an addiction.
 

morgan

Well-Known Member
Jul 11, 2010
29,139
103,022
North Dakota
This wasn't one of my favorites.

I didn't really follow why the guy kept visiting the island. If he was going to act on the information to save someone (e.g. like Jake in 11/22/63) that might be one thing but he apparently was just curious. The same result to read about it in the paper. The ending didn't make much sense to me. If the lawyer was going to die, why not just hire another lawyer instead of suddenly rushing to get his will done? I would imagine they are a dime a dozen to a well connected judge. It seemed like a pointless set up for the trick ending.
I also think
because of the judge's age, getting a new lawyer would require more background for the whole "sound mind" part of the will. He didn't have all those hassles with an attorney who had known and represented him for many years.
I dunno - just speculating, of course.
 
The Institute - Coming September 10th, 2019 IT - Now Available in Trade Paperback! Flight or Fright - Now Available in Trade Paperback! The Outsider - Now Available in Trade Paperback!