A gentleman began to shout into the back garden

It wasn’t in the days when we had mobile phones.

He asked us if we could telephone his mum and let her know
that he was okay.

He was very pale, very upset.

I said, ‘Of course you can, of course you can’

After that, there was a succession of people with phone numbers,
which we rang.

From Truth Street. Reproduced with kind permission of Smokestack Books.

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