Music: Thunder under the Dome

The lieutenant governor of Washington (state) is a onetime bandleader who still delights in music. While collecting votes last year, Victor Aloysius Meyers impulsively invited a former movie-palace organist, just discharged from the Army, to come to the State Capitol some time and play for the legislature. Organist Phil Raboin eventually showed up in Olympia, was put on the state payroll as a clerk and assigned to soothe ruffled legislative nerves with a daily recital.

One night, just before the legislature adjourned, Organist Raboin pushed his little organ out to the Capitol's echoing rotunda. He sat down, idly began playing The Lost...

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