63. The Old Gentleman

Mrs Brown`s old grandfather lived with her and her husband. Every morning he went for a walk in the park and came home at half past twelve for his lunch.

But one morning a police car stopped outside Mrs Brown`s house at twelve o`clock, and two policemen helped Mr Brown to get out. One of them said to Mrs Brown, `The poor old gentleman lost his way in the park and telephoned us for help, so we sent a car to bring him home.` Mrs Brown was very surprised, but she thanked the policemen and they left.

`But, Grandfather,` she then said, `you have been to that park nearly every day for twenty years. How did you lose your way there?`

The old man smiled, closed one eye and said, `I didn`t quite lose my way. I just got tired and I didn`t want to walk home!`

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