The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 8 (February 1, 1933)
The Policeman's Lot
The Policeman's Lot.
The policeman on duty was standing on the footpath with a far-away look in his eyes. Actually he was furtively listening to a loudspeaker in a near-by shop which was blaring out the broadcast of the England versus New South Wales cricket match in Sydney. Hence the distant look on his face.
Suddenly a breathless little boy charged at him and gasped, “You're wanted down our street quick an‘ lively. An’ bring a hamblance!”
“What do you want an ambulance for?” demanded the policeman.
“O-o-o-ooh!” exclaimed the excited boy, “muvver's found the lady wot pinched our door-mat!”
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