There he is, old Potter left out in the cold for his failure to protect Colonel Hawke-Englishe. Here he's a shoe-shine boy, and making a few shillings on the side, more when Mister X hands him a pound note. But just a minute.......what's this? How it is possible for a man to turn up with muddy shoes on a dry day, in the middle of a high street? A stab at dry humour? Perhaps, but as Potter might say "ridiculous!" Yet it's strange that this chap turns up with muddy shoes, just when Potter is feeling pleased with himself and the pound note he clutches in his hand. It's always appeared to me as a deliberate action to bring Potter down again, rather than a humourous one.
I'll be seeing you
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