Ruby City surrenders remains of Japanese soldier.
The skull seemed a daunting thing, amid the trove of worldly antiquities, fine jewelry, rare gems and ancient fossils. It was an austere war relic, and for more than half a century it loomed in the vast collection of Franklin’s Ruby City Gem and Mineral museum.
From temple to temple, crossing the tip of the skull, grim words were written in black.
“Made in Japan. Tried in the Solomons and Found Wanting.”