Monday, January 4, 2016
That is until at little after seven o'clock. Mary stopped typing and beckoned for Shirley to do the same. The two women waited in silence a few moments until they heard the sound again.
Coming from one of the floors below them was a series of muffled bangs followed by a voice calling, "Help, help, call the police."
They reached the ground floor and the shouts became louder but seemed to be coming from outside the building. They went outside onto Hornby Street to check through the windows of the secretarial office on the ground level. The sounds had stopped but the women looked through the windows and saw nothing.
Next door to the office building was the lighted window of a tailor's shop. The two women walked over and looked inside. They saw a man dressed in a tweed jacket, at the back of the store, striking at something on the floor with a cane.
Shirley ran back to phone the police while Mary tried the door to see if it was open. It was. Mary Brown stuck her head in and yelled at the attacker who turned and looked at her. He stopped hitting the man on the floor who lay still.
Mary then noticed a man walking on the sidewalk. He was wearing white overalls and coming her way. She called out to him, saying a man was being beaten.
The man in the overalls opened the door and looked inside. As he did, the man in the tweed jacket with the cane, walked to the door and said, "He had a fit."
"He did like heck," Mary said, "I saw you hitting him."
I hope you all had a great Christmas and let's make 2016 our best year yet!
I hope you find the beauty around you.