“I’m scared of him,” says Maria. “He looks very rich. He looks like he doesn’t like me—I’d run away to Katoomba!”
He’s wearing something in his hat. We don’t know what it is.
He’s riding along behind his horse, and he is wearing more clothes than most people would. It looks like bare mountains behind him. He’s an old fellow, driving a horse along. He might be going around selling things. He’s not hungry.
His name is John, or Yianni. He’s the old bloke who gets around helping people. He’s content with himself and he’s looking around to see if he can help other people. He thinks he’s becoming more popular and he’s contented with this thought.
John is sitting on a blanket with a fringe on the side. John might buy some food to deliver. Too many people are sitting around. They are hungry and he delivers food for them. No worries—he brings tucker, clothes, for everyone. He makes everybody happy.
John has a funny “mo” under his nose and he’s wearing a bit of chain in his hat, light chain. He seems content because he’s smiling. He may have a wife and children and he’s a philanthropist (a filanthropos) because he loves people and is generous.
He’s riding in a cart. He looks very special with his moustache. Maria likes it very much. There must be wheels on the cart to pull it along, but we can’t see them. Bill isn’t sure that John has a wife and children, but we do know that not far away is a hotel. There’s nothing wrong with having a beer—but not another one and another one! It’s not a sin to go to the pub and have a beer, and it’s not a sin not to go! They do have nice soft drinks there too.
Afterwards, John goes home. His grandmother is sitting and waiting for him. She’s an old lady who can’t walk and he brings her some food. No good heart—no good man!
This story was created by Tony, Bill, Isabel, Guiseppe (Joe), Maria, Ellen and Peggy at Mary Potter House, Calvary Hospital, on 2 May 2016.