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The Dapper Gentleman

Written 3 August

He stood motionless on the pedestrian walkway, back to an information stand, stone look on his face and a lantern by his side. His top hat, his tails – these are the things that made me curious. I approached him not knowing what his answer would be. I felt like I wouldn’t want to know it regardless. I couldn’t think of one that would do it justice.

“Good evening, Sir,” he turned to say as I got close in the type of deep voice you want in the butler of a large and dark mansion on the hill.

“Good evening to you as well.” I paused and his face didn’t change. “Might in enquire as to your dapper attire?”

In a steady and calculated cadence, “I am waiting on my guests.”

“Ah, but of course,” I agreed through over exaggerated gestures.

“Have a good evening, Sir.”

“And a good evening to you as well, Sir.”

The illusion maintained.

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This entry was posted on August 5, 2012 by in Australia, Queensland (Brisbane).

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