The Property of Lee Harrison Peeters Chapter Seventeen: Loose Talk

12 02 2010

The Property of Lee Harrison Peeters

Chapter Seventeen: Loose Talk

The stranger takes a walk with General to the outskirts of the town. He looks out on the woods. Coming out of the darkness of the trees he spots the gang of four. They move onto the street and along the road toward the stranger. As they pass the giant looks down at the dog. He turns and glares at the stranger. Moments later, a group of British troops appear. They start to stop travelers to ask questions. The gang of four noticing this turn down a side street. The stranger recognizes one of the troopers. It is  Captain Kelly. The General barks. Kelly looks up from business and notices the stranger.

Kelly: “You’re not sick of our winter yet?”

Stranger: “How could one not love the cold, the wind, and the snow?”

Kelly: “If you don’t mind me asking, where are you going tonight?”

Stranger: “I thought I might get a shave. Thanks for asking.”

Kelly: “You may hear loose talk. Keep your thoughts to yourself.”

Stranger: “Isn’t there something called freedom of speech?”

Kelly: “This is not America, sir.”