Odin's contract in the Sellotaped envelope is an object in The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.
It is a large envelope, slit open at one end and resealed with Sellotape many times over. On it is a long succession of people it has been adressed to, whose names have been crossed out. Inside is a bundle of loose sheets of paper, inscribed with runic script.
The contract was passed along a succession of people, bringing each of them fortune before being passed on to the next, before ending in the hands of Geoffrey Anstey. ...
In the end, the contract was ripped up and incinerated by Thor.
- Cynthia and Clive Draycott
- Howard Bell, novelist
- Dennis Hutch, head of record company ARRGH!
- Stan Dubcek, head of advertising company Dubcek, Danton, Heidegger, Draycott
- Roderick Mercer, newspaper publisher
- Geoffrey Anstey