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Sarge's attic dormitory


Last updated 2/23/2021 at 10:35am

I slid through the backdoor of the coffee shop and found Sarge discussing the lease with four new guys – homeless veterans moving into the upstairs dormitory.

“And now we come to the most serious clause of this lease agreement,” he was saying. “Theft. I’m a real hard case about theft, and I have my own definition of it.”

He looked around the room and the guys were watching him warily.

“If you take a magazine off another guy’s dresser, read it and put it back, you’ve committed theft, in my eyes. Theft of trust. You do not touch another man’s stuff, ever.”

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