"'Our orficers don't walk about these parts after midnight dressed like tramps,' I sez to meself, and rememberin' what I seen at the Hohenlinden Trench I follows him..."
The Chief's voice broke in upon the narrative.
"Didn't you know, Barling, hadn't you heard, about Captain Strangwise's escape from a German prisoners of war camp?"
"There was a good deal about it in the papers."
"I've not got much eddication, sir," said Barling, "that's w'y I never took the stripe and I don't take much account of the newspapers an' that's a fact!"
"Well, go on!" the Chief bade him.
"It was pretty dark in the streets and I follered him along without his seeing me into the main-road and then down a turnin'..."
"Laleham Villas," prompted Mr. Marigold.