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AT the busy corner of Fifth Avenue and Forty-sixth Street there was, last summer, a traffic policeman who made you feel that he didn't have such a terrible job after all. Lots of traffic policemen seem to enjoy abusing you, sadistic complex induced by exposure to bad weather and worse drivers, and, possibly, brutal wives. But Ben Collins just naturally appeared to be having a good time whether he was scolding you or not; his large freckled face fairly beamed with joviality and refused to cloud up even under the most trying conditions.
It heartened you to look at him. It amused you to hear him talk. If what he said wasn't always so bright, the way he said it was. •
Ben was around thirty years old. He was six feet four inches tall and weighed two hundred and eighteen pounds. This describes about eighty per cent of all the traffic officers between Thirty-second Street and the Park. But Ben was distinguished from the rest by his habitual good humor and-well, I guess you'd have to call it his subtlety.
For example, where Noonan or Wurtz or Carmody was content with the stock " Hey! Get over where you belong! " or " Where the hell do you think you're going? " Ben was wont to finesse.
" How are you, Barney ?" he would say to a victim halted at the curb.
" My name isn't Barney."
" I beg your pardon. The way you was stepping along, I figured you must be Barney Oldfield."
Or, "I suppose you didn't see that red light."
"No."
" Well, what did you think the other cars was stopped for? Did you think they'd all ran out of gas at once?"
Or, " What business are you in?"
" I'm a contractor."
" Well, that's a good, honorable business and, if I was you, I wouldn't be ashamed of it. I'd quit trying to make people believe I was in the fire department."

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