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A Short story by Robert Challis

Published by Robert Challis at Smashwords. Copyright 2012 Robert Challis

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I work at the Esso Car Sales and Service Station in Kingstown. We are the local R.A.A. reps, and one of the more unusual calls occurred on the Saturday afternoon of the footie Grand Final. I was just closing up, looking forward to catching the start of the game between Kingstown and Mingi, when Guy Millard pulled up in his ute and asked me to fill her up.

We exchanged a few words about our chances in the final, and just as Guy was handing me fifty dollars, he added.

"Oh by the way, I almost forgot, I nearly knocked over this short skinny bloke about sixty kilometres back along the track. He was a bit confused and reckoned he’d rolled his wagon, I said I'd ask the R.A.A. bloke to come out and fix him up."

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