Jake "X" (3) Coin-in-the-slot Spaceship Captain

Jake "X" (3) Coin-in-the-slot Spaceship Captain

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Eventually he decided to inquire at the ticket office. He would fake amnesia.
Jake moved to a grille which marked the ticket office. A florid face adorned with a huge moustache stared back at him. The moustache was waxed at both ends.
Jake asked: “G’day mate! What time did the first train arrive this morning?”
“No trains yet your Lordship. First train in ten minutes time, Londan express.”
Your Lordship? Was he being mistaken for someone else?
“I have had a knock on the head. Lost my memory. What is the date?”
“Fourth of July, my Lord.”
Jakes next question was to have been: Has a young person wearing a beanie caught a train this morning? But since the first train would not arrive for ten more minutes, this question was not relevant. There had been no trains! Both Prince Jake and the young guy who was lying on the seat when they arrived had vanished!
Jake sagged against the ticket office counter.
The booking clerk tugged his forelock! He said: “I am very, very sorry your Lordship is unwell! I am abjectly remorseful that there have no trains in either direction this morning! There have been no passengers waiting except for your Lordship who had been snoozing on the bench. The station was opened at 6a.m. I did not disturb you since there are no trains until the 10.15, due now in eight minutes!’
He looked craftily at Jake then added. “Has his Lordship enjoyed his quiet meeting with the Ozzies? A profitable transaction? Good for your Circus?”
Jake looked behind the clerk.
A calender stood on the wall.
It was marked 1905.

Title:Jake "X" (3) Coin-in-the-slot Spaceship CaptainFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 20, 2015Publisher:Peter Tau BerridgeLanguage:English

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