Mr. Tom was known to mumble softly most of the time. If asked what he said, he would quietly reply that he was talking to himself.
Sometimes people would ask him to repeat himself, but he just shrugged his shoulders. He would often slowly shake his head in response to questions.
If pursued, Mr. Tom would finally say, “I talk to myself because I am the most prudent man I know.”
Story: McGuffy Ann Morris
Word Prompt: Companion