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Ever Notice How Clams Make That Funny Whirring Sound? This item first appeared in The East Hampton Summer Sun on August 9, 1973. By Ed Nicastro It all started on the beach when I heard a seashell say “10-4.” Bert and I were doing our best to achieve a tan. Bert tanned, I burned. “Say Bert, did you hear that seashell?” “Don’t let it bother you, it’s bugged.” “Bugged! What for?” “Well you might as well know. Staff members of the White House suspect you of unAmerican activities.” “Are you crazy! Where would they get that idea.” “Well, it has to do with your last name. Lots of people call you Nick, sort of a shortened form of Nicastro. Nick is from the old Greek word meaning “victory.” Therefore you stand for

Victory for Castro. Need I say more?” I was stunned. Immediately I sat up, while a suspicious-looking crab with binoculars passed by. “Does President Nixon know about this?” “Of course not. Why he might put a stop to it if he knew. And that would hurt his chances of continuing as president.” “But he must get suspicious.” “Well, once he found a bug in a salad but he was told it was seasoning.”

“And he swallowed that explanation.” “Yep, lettuce, bug, and all.” “That’s insane.” With that concluding remark, I relaxed. After all, it was ridiculous bugging me. Why, that would be like putting Joe Namath on a White House enemy list. So I rested peacefully, with no noise around me except the gentle splashing of the waves and a sea gull who kept saying, “check, chief.”

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