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Old January 16th, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Ron View Post
Henry, seems like he had it figured out pretty well. Sounds like one of A.R.'s Sherlock Holmes stories wherein a guy got into begging in order to write an article about it and soon learned he could earn more begging that working !
Yes, exactly!! "The Man with the Twisted Lip" is the name of the story in case you'd like to look it up.

We've just been up in New York for the weekend, specifically to attend the annual "Gaslight Gala" in honor of Holmes' birthday. Also managed to see both kids, to take in "Million Dollar Quartet," and to have some really good meals. Seeing these posts reminds me of the story a friend tells of visiting New York and waking up to a beautiful, crisp fall morning. He ran down the block to pick up a New York Times and turned from the newsstand with his change in his hand (this was when the paper was still less than a buck). He saw a man in a doorway holding a cup, and he went over and deposited the coins into the cup. The man looked at him incredulously. . .

"Hey, that's my coffee, man!"
The most dangerous man in society is the man who has nothing left to lose. -- Saul Bellow
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