There was a dead man in the street.
The man was immaculately dressed. He was dressed more for the Ritz than the street. But in the street he lay, dressed in a black tail suit, patent leather shoes, top hat and bow tie, and very dead.
‘How did he get here?’ asked Patrolman Muldoon.
‘He threw himself off the roof,’ said a bystander.
‘Does anyone know the man?’ said Muldoon.
‘I do,’ said Barrie Quinn.
‘What religion is he?’ asked the policeman. ‘Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim?’
‘None at all,’ said Quinn. ‘He’s an atheist!’
‘What a shame,’ said Muldoon. ‘All dressed up and nowhere to go!’
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