It was sunday afternoon. Johnson parked his car. He and his wife went into a supermarket. They wandered around for a while. Johnson suddenly whispered to his wife, "Darling,look at the man at the door. He has been following us for a whole day! I saw him near our home this morning. I saw him in the park. I saw him at the gate of the cinema this afternoon."
His wife turned and saw the man. The man noticed Johnson's wife looking at him. He turned to avoid their looking at each other. She said, "He is doing nothing anyway. Leave him alone!" His wife bought a bottle of shampoo , a pack of soap and some toilet paper. She made payment. They walked to the door. The man disappeared. They walked to an Italian restaurant nearby. They got into the restaurant and sat at a table. The table was next to a window.
Johnson and his wife were reading the menu. A waitress was standing beside the table. She was waiting for their order. They ordered a pizza and some soup. After a while , the food was served. They were about to have the meal. Then Johnson noticed a man standing outside the window. The man was facing the street. Johnson could not see his face. He could only see his back. But Johnson was sure it was the man following them.
Johnson was very angry. He had no mood to eat. He walked out of the restaurant. He rushed to the man and yelled, "Who are you? Why are you following me?" The man said nothing. He ran away.
Johnson went back to the table. He sat down to eat the food. After a while, he looked out of the window. He saw the man standing on the other side of the street. He wanted to go out again. His wife said, "Darling ,leave him alone. He is doing nothing anyway."
After dinner, it was dark outside. They went to the car and drove home. Johnson was in bad mood. He said nothing. They watched TV for a while. Then they went upstairs for night. Johnson took a bath and wanted to go to bed. He went to close the curtain of the bedroom. Through the window, he saw the man again. He was standing in the street not far from his house.
Johnson did not tell his wife. His wife soon went to sleep. He was sleepless. He could not drive the man out of his mind. At midnight,he got up quietly. He opened the curtain a little bit. He looked outside. To his horror,the man was still standing there. He got up several times to look at the man. He saw the man standing there every time. The end of Part One