Big Bertha Thing Serpico

From: Tony Lance 
Newsgroups: swnet.sci.astro,
Subject: Re: Big Bertha Thing Extract
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 17:36:42 +0100

Big Bertha Thing Serpico

Serpico was an honest cop in New York, that was all he ever wanted.
As he lay, in his hospital bed, recovering from being shot in the face,
all he could bear to watch on TV was Sesame Street.

At one time or another, he had upset every cop on the force, except one.
Now, he even had mayor John Lindsay, dancing in attendance. 
He still thought, it was worth it.

Now he lives in Switzerland, on a disability pension.
There is this incredible sense of deja vu,
even down to the walking stick. 
Most days he feels fine, even if occasionally he could sleep for a week. 

Serpico by Peter Maas
(C) Copyright 1973 by Peter Maas and Tsampa Company, Inc.
Published by William Collins Sons & Co.Ltd. Glasgow.
Serpico film by Paramount Pictures
True story covered by
New York Times (3rd February 1971)