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A Tale of Two Pities

The two incidents were separated by over sixty years and yet the elastic which connected them was as strong as a steel cable. The first one took place when he was only eight years old. He was riding his bicycle home from swimming training and saw a policeman ahead of him on the cycle path. The black constable signalled him to stop and as he got closer he saw the body on the path. It wasn’t covered, and as he stopped, he stared at it, fascinated. He wouldn’t have been able to articulate why he was fascinated or the emotions…

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