Look, my proto-Semitic is a little rusty, but since I found the facsimile online and the real scholars are busy, I thought I’d take a stab at it. It cuts off in the middle, but before that is an interesting little dialogue with some compelling parallels to the doctrine and practices of the Restoration. Someone told me that FARMS is planning a special issue on it in a few months.
Brother Brown: “OK, I’d like to express my appreciation for all of you who made it out in the weather. Our first item of business at this, our 9,385 meeting of the Tropical Flower Design Subcommittee, will begin. I’d like to turn the time over to (winces almost imperceptibly) Brother Jones.”
Jack: “OK. Well then. We’ve designed a lot of flowers. A lot of pretty flowers. And now I think . . we should consider something a little bit different.”
Brother Brown: “Now Jack, we’ve been over the guidelines, and the goals, and the standard operating procedure, and our mission statement, and . . .”
Jack: “Look, Bill, this one’s mine. I’ve been very patient with the goals, pillars, mission statement, and all the rest of that (undecipherable word). This one’s mine. And what I’m thinking is . . . we need to do something a little different . . . so that’s why I am proposing . . .”
(text breaks off)
Although it is early to hypothesize on the result of Jack’s design proposal, many scholars suggest it may have been the Amorphophallus titanum.