A 100 word drabble on the Tokaido policeman.
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He was a good man, and a good police officer. He followed the law to the letter, and wouldn't put up with any crime, or accept a bribe.
One thing pissed him off: small time criminals. For the most part, the large crimes were in the big cities; if anything like that was local, it was too serious to be mad about.
There was one man in particular, that came through from time to time. Perhaps not strictly a criminal, but he was breaking the sword law!
'One of these days, I'll get you, you law-breaking red-haired swordsman.'