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206                                     Jack Fritscher, Ph.D.
            interest. (The oldest living S&M leatherman still playing at the time of
            this writing is 92 years old, and, no, it’s not Larry.)
                Twenty-five  years  from  now,  The  Leatherman’s  Handbook  will  be
            celebrated on its Fiftieth Anniversary in a collection published from the
            oeuvre of Larry Townsend. The future politics buzzing around Larry’s
            Handbook will be even newer, shinier versions of jealousy, envy, calumny,
            and slander. The on-going never-ending tales of leather will have new
            chapters and new thrills and new cautions. But the crack of a whip will
            sound the same as it has since whip first touched flesh. In outer space, you
            cannot hear a scream. In the inner space of leather, the voices of innocence
            and the voices of experience will continue to whisper from the page . . .
            III. Eyewitness Illustrations

             “Larry Townsend and Jack Fritscher,” Fritscher-Hemry House, June 16, 1995. Photo-
             graph by Mark Hemry. ©Mark Hemry

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