Work Title

The Ball


Roger Chittick


B. was very tired, alone and bewildered in the great city. How he had come to be in the center of the city he did not know, and his futile searching to find a way out had worn him into a state of total exhaustion. He was too tired to go further, so he sat down on the sidewalk and went to sleep. He thought it rather strange, in the short interval between the time he sat down and the time he went to sleep, that nobody seemed to pay any attention to the fact that he was there; in fact, the populace seemed to be entirely unconcerned over the fact that a man should be sleeping on the busy sidewalk at midday. The great masses of people surged past and seemed never to notice the sleeping figure. It was as though such 211 occurrence was so commonplace as to deserve no notice...



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