HELEN AND YOU AND THE STAMP ALBUM.
You stopped outside this shop window on the New Kent Road and peered in there were lots of merchandise with labels saying To Clear on them and you saw this stamp album with a packet of stamps attached for 1/6d so you went in and asked the old guy behind the counter for the stamp album and stamps and he reached in the window and took it out and you gave him the 1/6d and he handed you the album and he said ain't you the kid who came in here last week and bought the cap gun and holster? yes I am you said why? you must have diverse tastes kid
he said guess so you said and walked out into the street where Helen was waiting for you what did you buy? she asked a stamp album and stamps you replied you showed her what you'd bought you don't look like the kind of kid who'd buy a stamp album or who collected stamps she said what's a kid who collects stamps look like? you asked she looked at you her head slightly to one side I don't know someone with glasses with black plastered down hair with a posh voice she said you gazed at her
standing there in her red and yellow flowered dress and brown hair in tied bunches and her thick lens glasses you wear glasses you said you don't collect stamps but I'm not a boy she said only boys collect stamps you shook your head and smiled anyway lets go to my house and drop theses off and go to the park and have fun you said ok she said and you walked with her to your home you with your stamp album and stamps and she with her battered doll Betty in her right hand swinging it along and you humming some Roy Rogers cowboy song.