I often use the receipt from the store as a bookmark. Poor chap paid full cover price. I had no idea Tom was interested in tennis, but apparently he followed Northwestern University's teams for at least one season. The link on the little scrap of newspaper, www3.trowe-price.com/ric/RIC/, doesn't seem to be working. But maybe he wanted to save the email address of the columnist. The reverse side doesn't seem to be very promising.
Tom could have been marking a key passage and by removing that little slip to scan it I've made an ass of myself. However, I do know that Tom and Carol don't have a computer at home and they go to the public library to check their email. So he looked up the NW tennis schedule on the internet and took the newspaper clipping along for the URL or email addy. Which means he took a book he owned to the lending library. I thought I was the only person who did that.
Here's where things get weird. I also found these in the book:
Those are three different cheese labels. If there's a good reason to stick three cheese labels into a book mainly about what a jerk King John was, I don't know it. Internet cheese research, maybe? But I do know this: I am now really, really hungry for some apple-smoked cheddar.