Tom was a proud man, sure of his beliefs and values and he had always thought that these opinions were his to express, unfortunately, that all changed when he appeared, a shady figure, he was large and overpowering. This man started to follow Tom everywhere he went, skulking around corners and hiding until the opportune moment, you see, whenever Tom tried to speak, the man would come out of hiding and scream as loud as he could so that Tom couldn’t be heard. To Tom’s surprise nobody seemed to find it strange what the man was doing, in fact, no one seemed to notice him or Tom at all. Despite Tom’s best efforts to try and tell someone or escape him, he persisted, determined to prevent Tom from speaking his mind. Finally, Tom gave up, he would live a lonely, gray life, forever oppressed by the man.