“Save my safe!” Was heard from the voice upon the train.
That voice was heard just the once,
As for the safe… we never found that.
We wondered for a long time if we had misheard
Or the words
But, we felt that we were safe in the knowledge
That many ears
Hearing the same thing
Are likely to be right
At least nine times.
We will save the reveal of this story for later
Possibly when you are safely tucked up in your bed
Well, what the man actually said ‘was’ ‘Save my safe!’
But, what he actually ‘meant’ to say was:
‘Save our souls!’
Which is S.O.S. in Morse
And M’aiddez or the like in French Morse.
He just got his message wrong.