Willen jullie mee naar Le Havre?


Een nieuwe aflevering van het #vervolgverhaal van Dewaputra en Hans van Gemert

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Een paar minuten staan de commissaris en agent Polleman op het met lompen vol liggende dek van het binnenvaartschip. Hoewel ze natuurlijk gered zijn van een hoop nattigheid (betrekkelijk, want hun kleren zijn inmiddels voor een groot deel doorweekt) voelen ze bepaald geen opluchting. In plaats van opgepikt worden door de rondvaartboot zitten ze nu ineens vast op het verkeerde schip, dat er bovendien met een stevig vaartje vandoor gaat.

'Maar net op tijd,' roept de schipper, die daarvoor zijn pijp niet uit de mond hoeft te nemen, 'daar gaat-ie!'

En inderdaad, daar gaat hij: het roeibootje zinkt juist naar de bodem.

'Jullie hebben geluk,' meent de schipper, die door alle tatoeages als levend kunstwerk door het leven gaat, 'dat water van de Seine smaakt niet al te best hoor. En best gezellig ook. Willen jullie meevaren naar Le Havre?'


(c)2020 Hans van Gemert Afbeelding: Pixabay

Deze aflevering van het vervolg#verhaal past in de 140-woorden-uitdaging van febr. 2020, gehost door Dewaputra. Lees er hier alles over:

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