This is a true story. I did not make it up. I would not have believed it if I did not witness and experience it myself.
I would not have believed it if my mother or, for that matter, my father had told me. No one could convince me that what happened really happened. But I experienced it. I witnessed it. I’ll never forget it.
Again, I repeat, I am not making any of this up. It’s a true story. It all started when I sat down and wrote the words: This is a true story . . .