Week 2 Results of Hi Ho Books Away!












by The Lone Ranger

A Thousand Splendid Suns (or Three Thousand Splendid Seconds) by Khaled Hosseini

Return with me now to the thrilling day of Monday....

I return to the scene of last weeks crime. Sunshine plays across the bench, then winks out. I sit in the shadow and watch. A lady in a strange yellow picks up fallen leaves. Or is it litter?

I'm away. The book is down. I sit at a distance and watch.

20 minutes later....

This sun is weak. I am cold. I am the The Lone Ranger. I am splendid.

28 minutes ...

A man runs towards the bench. I tense. He is wearing a tracksuit. He exercises by hoisting his foot up onto the bench and rocking back and forth. On each thrust he flicks at the pages. He leaves. Does it count? I wish I had taken more notice of my mission. I decide it doesn't.

40 minutes ...

A fire engine mounts the pavement, sirens blasting and drives up towards the bench. Has Splendid Suns been mistaken for a bomb? It's set in Afghanistan - surely they can't be that paranoid? It drives past and stops at the library. Perhaps a return of an overdue book?

53 minutes ...

A woman picks up the book, flips and sets it down. ( She doesn't flip, the pages do.)
Flipping doesn't flipping count. Pick it up woman. I am cold. A man of the law walks past, I stare at the fellow ranger from behind my mask. I am the Lone Ranger. Stop making me plural. He leaves.

I hour 48 seconds ...

Yes I know - I can't believe I'm still sat here as well. Shut up and listen. ..

A young woman strolls by the bench and glances down. She walks on and then stops. Turning, she returns to the book. She's a professional I can see it in her stride. She snatches the book and strolls of with it under her arm towards the Town Hall. I watch her with a warm glow within as she steals my book.

Next week: Two Caravans.






















Read week 1 result here.

5 comments:

theamateurbookblogger said...

hilarious - let's hope the caravans go a bit faster for you - they have wheels, maybe it'll help. I'm sure you've lots of other adventures to take care of before riding into the sunset each day. Looking forward to finding out.

The Lone Ranger said...

Thankyou theamateurbookblogger - are you an indian like Tonto?

You seem to have taken a name that descibes you. Tonto calls me Kemo Sabe which means friend of Apache - what does your strange mean?

Paul Burman said...

The man flicking at the book and then moving on and the woman picking it up and replacing it both interest me. What's going through their mind?

theamateurbookblogger said...

Ah ha...is the Lone Ranger trying to unmask the Amateur Book Blogger?

The Lone Ranger said...

theamateurbookblogger:

Arh, you have seen through my cunning plan!

Fear not View readers I will unmask this villian - even now Tonto is tracking back the links.

And just to help ...

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