Friday, March 25, 2011

The Young Constable and "The Wedding Ring"

* a collection of stories and memories, in no particular order, from the life and times of John Clarke, who served as a policeman in the Australian Police Force, a great practical joker, he also had a great affinity with people and wildlife, was a champion swimmer, snooker player, loved golf
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The young constable is one of the Century's innocents.  He has no malice in him.  He goes about his business in a quiet and private way, it's just that life's circumstances and strange and weird incidents have a habit of catching up with him. The young constable's father was amazed when he reached the age of 21, and why this is so, we just don't know except we must think that similar stories to those related here must have been occurring during the YC's  lifetime prior to him reaching his majority. Whenever I'm absent for a time one of the first questions I need answered on my return is whether any further Young Constable stories have occurred in my absence. These are some of the stories about the Young Constable that come to mind.  I have written them down as they are too good to allow them to be forgotten.
John Clarke
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The YC got married and was given a very nice wedding ring.

Touch footballers when playing are required to remove their jewellery for safety reasons.  They usually place their jewellery with their clothing at the side of the field.

Not the YC...he put his down his underpants, duly played the match and was observed afterwards - hours afterwards, desperately searching the field.

The ring has never been found.

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