A man who is smoking a pipe is getting his shoes cleaned in an arcade or thoroughfare in town – maybe Perth or a busier town. It’s been raining, the tiles are wet. It wasn’t that long ago – about 20.
Their names are Tom and Jerry (or Tom, Dick and Harry). Where’s Harry??!!
Tom is a good boy and is smoking the pipe. He’s a tourist and he might be going out for lunch – meeting someone for lunch – his boss – someone he hopes to impress with his shiny shoes. He’s between 55 and 60 years old. He’s definitely an office worker or a travelling salesperson – no! salespeople are shifty! He looks relaxed – he’s not shifting much on the page!
Dick is a habitual street cleaner who is nearly retired – about 60. Maybe Tom has put himself in a dirty position – make your own conclusions!!
They can smell the tobacco in the pipe, and other things – a bit dicey!!
He has a bag for his overnight jaunts with odds and ends of clothing in it – a knock around bag.
Next, somebody reaches for their revolver and BANG! Someone falls down D..E..D!! To be continued…..