Saturday, 22 August 2015
Part Three of Boris and the Spider Man
It had been a terrible week for Boris, of all the things that could happen the one thing he had not planned on was government cutbacks, and the decision to close his whole department. WHY he thought as he sat on a bench in the park; WHY do this, the department is key to national security. His years of loyalty just dismissed in an instant by an admin man behind a fancy desk.
But WHY now, WHY when he was so close to revealing the true identity of The Spider, could it be coincidence.
As he sat watching the evening sun reading the official papers explaining the closure, an old man sat on the bench and looked up into the oak tree branches above, where a small spider was spinning a strange and complex web.
Boris looked across and thought, WHY do I know his face? I have seen this chap before at the café. . . . . DON’T I KNOW YOU said Boris . . . . The old man turned and SAID NO, BUT YOU MUST BE BORIS. Boris was a bit taken back and just said YES. . . . . The old man then went on to say YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR SOMEONE, I THINK YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO JAZZ FM TONIGHT TO THE SHOW TRANSMITTED LIVE FROM THE ZOOT SUIT JAZZ CLUB, IT WILL HELP YOU A LOT. Boris was about to ask questions like WHY, but before he could, the old man said . . . . THAT SPIDERS WEB IS AMAZING . . . . . Boris looked up trying to work out why a spider’s web should look like a Seagull holding a saxophone. Then as Boris turned the old man was gone like a ghost in the mist.
Later back at his flat he turns on the radio and tunes into Jazz FM and hears the following
Tonight we have the new up and coming star of the Jazz scene Miss Ie Ree Ni Van-Dagraph who’s father was the saxophone player with the well known Dutch jazz band The Seagulls.
Well Miss Ie Ree Ni I believe your Mother was apparently a well known double agent working for the Chinese military and MI6, you must have had an interesting childhood.
Yes I must admit I learnt many skills over the years that have come in handy from time to time. . . . . and please call me Irene it is much easier.
I also have been told you were nicknamed The Spider by you parents which is where the name for your band came from. . . . . The Black Widow and the Spider Jazz Band.
Yes that’s true, although I don’t think my boss would approve really . . . but he tends to be too busy to listen to Jazz.
Would you like to say hello just in case he is listening?
Hello Boris sorry to hear about the department, can I keep the car . . . . .
So what’s the first song then
I thought we could start with . . . . . Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz . . . It’s a sort of in joke.
With that Boris turns off the radio and phones the florist. . . I NEED TO SEND A ROSE URGENTLY . . . TONIGHT . . . TO THE ZOOT SUIT JAZZ CLUB.
NO PROBLEM SIR, IS THERE A MESSAGE
YES . . . I WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW AT THE ZOOT SUIT JAZZ CLUB. I WILL BE ALONE.