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Who can this man be?
(Sent by Jorgelina Bravetti, a student from Buenos Aires, Argentina)

"Who can this man be?" Sheila wondered as she looked at the stranger standing at the front door. The man had a slovenly appearance, he seemed as if he were a homeless person.  Sheila was as far as some few meters from him however, she could not distinguish who that odd man could be. Despite appearing to be an inoffensive man, Sheila feared of him. She thought that she would not enter her house until the man decided to leave or unless to keep a distance from her house.

After waiting for nearly two hours, she decided to go to the police station and ask them to help her. When Sheila arrived there, a policeman told her that all staff was working with a complicated case and that she should wait for about two hours to be assisted. Sheila insisted on her request. However, it was pointless to stay there for such a long time as the policeman did not look so interested in solving her problem.

Hence, Sheila assumed that this man should have left to another place and she decided to return to her house. When she reached there, she found that the man was not in front of her house any more. Fortunately, she could enter, take a bath and rest for a while.

While she was sleeping in her bedroom she felt a noise coming from the park. She stood up immediately and went to the window, which was in front of the park, to peep what was happening. At that moment, Sheila could see her old dog running and sniffing the whole park. "What such a silly dog!," she thought, while putting her clothes on, as she knew that she would not be able to get to sleep again. Therefore, she sat on the sofa and turned on the TV. A photo frame with a picture of her father showing the moment in which he was about to fight in War World II had fallen so she stretched her hand and put it in place. Another strange noise had been heard from outside Sheila's house. "Who is there?," Sheila asked. Somebody knocked the front door and that stranger appeared again saying: "Oh, little daughter, it is years since we have seen the last time!" Sheila had forgotten her father's face, as he was presumed dead and she never thought that she could see him again!

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