The policeman22

Twenty metres away from the five-mile mark there was a parked police car with two policemen in it. One of them was asleep. The other one said to me, “Sir, how I wish I didn’t have duty at this hour. Why don’t you go and rest? Why do you have to run at this hour?”

I said, “I enjoy it.”

He asked, “Where are you going?”

I answered, “Somebody has put water at this spot to drink.”

The policeman said, “Don’t you want to drink it? Aren’t you thirsty?”

I said, “No, I am not thirsty.”

“Go home and sleep,” he said.

RB 86. 29 September 1979