Here is my problem: The reader needs to know everything about a certain event, that took place long ago. Event ABC But I need Joe to tell Bill about this even. but Joe does not know of every detail. So joe needs to tell patrick what he knows about the event, but the reader need to know everything about the event. How do I do this? Let the reader see a flashback, but have joe describe only what he knows. In film it would be easy, to have joe start the story, turn into a flash back. and the back to joe, but in text form, I have not idea how to handle this. Would this be acceptable.? : -Hey bill let me tell you this story -okay lets hear it. - ten years ago a little boy was... the little boy walked in the park, he fell and died. - they found him dead, no one knows how he died. - Oh that's great news!