[u]However, were MJK's eyelids cut off? No[u]
I wouldn't go as far as you and make it a definitive No, rather I'd say, probably not.
i also can't agree that the earlier is ALWAYS the better source (if that was your contention) it is where Pierre's much vaunted source criticism comes into play.
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