The young woman who fell from the sky

In the early hours of January 25th, 1920, while most of the city slept, I was walking along a narrow, cobbled street in the 5th Arrondissement of Paris on my way to the boulangerie where I was serving my apprenticeship when I heard a loud thud behind me and, startled, turned to see a body lying on the ground that I had just crossed not more than a few seconds before. With some trepidation, I ran back and found that it was a young woman.