morning with a vision of a raft floating down the Chikaskiariver and a pink mass in the center. Sure enough, later thatday a helicopter spotted the Vaughn boy floating down the riverina small inflatable boat and rescued him. The Congressmanquickly dispatched a sizable monetary reward to Ytetra,along with a personalized letter of appreciation.Upon placing the tabloid back in the rack, an idea came to Wes:
Perhaps Ytetra could help me find a large primenumber that would be worth a million dollars.
Wes did believe most psychics were indeed charlatans, yethe simultaneously possessed a contradictory belief inmysticism, which he had developed after studying portionsof Wittgenstein's classic philosophy book,
Tractatus Logico- Philosophicus
. Wittgenstein's small book had convinced Westhat genuine mystics had to exist somewhere in the world,therefore he learned not to completely dismiss all types of “spirituality,” or any “unexplained phenomena” realms thatmay lurk in the human mind.
Maybe Ytetra really could help me find a prime number
, Wes thought, strolling out the smudged glass doors of theDollar Store.
But even if she can't, it will only convince me further that psychics are simply frauds. On the other hand,if it works I would be financially secure for awhile. I wonderwhat certain corporations are offering now for world-record primes?
Various research foundations had been offering sizablemonetary prizes for primes for years, if they were big enough(meaning they had to meet a certain amount-of-digitscriteria).