"Right!" says the customer, who returns to his slice of pizza.
JULY 8: Ranger equipment trainer Joe Murphy lovingly lugs Stanley to the Providence Rest Nursing Home in the Bronx. The nuns running the home treat the Cup like a sacred relic. They set it on a pedestal and swaddle it in blue velvet. "The Cup is not the Holy Grail," says Sister Joanne, "but it is something very, very special."
JULY 11: It is five in the morning, the sun is not quite up, and Kypreos, Lifrieri and Stanley are sitting poolside at a hotel in the Hamptons. "It's not often you get quiet time with the Cup," says Lifrieri. The silver bowl throws back the moonlight. "It looks like a star," he says. "A gleaming star."
Suddenly, Kypreos stands up, grabs Stanley and heads for his room. "See you later," he says. "We're going to bed."