Mr. Brown is on his way home from the railway station. It is very late and he is alone on the dark road. Suddenly he hears someone behind him. He begins to walk faster. The man behind him walks faster, too. He walks more slowly and the man moves more slowly, too. He begins to run, and the man runs after him. Now he is sure the man is following him and is really frightened.
There is a wall on one side of the road and he quickly climbs up it and jumps down on the other side. “If he passes and doesn’t stop, everything will be all right,” Mr. Brown thinks. But the man doesn’t pass. Mr. Brown thinks, “’I’m in great danger!” He stands up and shouts, “What do you want? Why are you following me?” The man is so tired that at first it is difficult for him to speak. “I don’t know that you are a very good runner,” he says at last. “I have to go to Mr. Green’s house, but I don’t know the way. A man tells me that you live next to Mr. Green’s, and he tells me to follow you. I’m too tired to go any farther.”
路的一边有一堵墙，他迅速爬上墙，然后从另一边跳下来。“如果他通过并且不停下来，一切都会好起来的，” 布朗先生认为。但是这个人没有通过。布朗先生想，“我处于极大的危险之中!” 他站起来喊道，“你想要什么？你为什么跟着我？“这个人太累了，一开始很难说话。“我不知道你是一个非常好的跑步者，” 他最后说。“我必须去格林先生家，但我不知道怎么走。一个男人告诉我你住在格林先生的旁边，他让我跟着你。我太累了，不能再往前走了。”