Subject: I FOUND IT ! ( 11 of 12 )
Posted by kaja
Just in case somebody cares : You can find the short story I was so desperate looking for here :
oh hell , it is so short , I put it in here :
From Eagle and Boys World, February 27, 1965
"'London Transport Lost Property Office' - this is it," said Mr. Smith, looking in at the window. As he went in, he tripped over the little step and almost crashed through the glass door.
"That could be dangerous - I must remember it when I go out," he muttered.
"Can I help you?" asked the lost-property officer.
"Yes, I lost something on the 86 bus yesterday."
"Well, what was it you lost?" asked the officer.
"I'm afraid I can't remember," said Mr. Smith.
"Well, I can't help you, then," said the exasperated officer.
"Was anything found on the bus?" asked Mr. Smith.
"I'm afraid not, but can you remember anything about this thing?" said the officer, desperately trying to be helpful.
"Yes, I can remember that it was a very bad - whatever-it-was."
"Ah, yes, now I come to think of it, it was something like a sieve," said Mr. Smith, and he put his elbow on the
highly-polished counter and rested his chin on his hands.
Suddenly, his chin met the counter with a resounding crack. But before the officer could assist him up, Mr. Smith jumped triumphantly into the air.
"Thank you very much," he said.
"What for?" said the officer.
"I've found it," said Mr. Smith.
"My memory!" said Mr. Smith, and he turned round, tripped over the step and smashed through the glass door!
D. N. Adams (12), Brentwood, Essex.