Episode Seven

The Short Stories of Waldo

It was an interesting story that this sad man was telling me; living alone in a cabin at the age of fourteen, starting a business selling wild vegetables and then finding someone who would teach him to read. Very interesting indeed. I listened intently as he continued his story.

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“It was not long before I had a handle on this reading stuff. And that is when my problem started.”

The sad man broke into uncontrollable sobbing. It was painful for me to see. I turned my head away from him and made believe that I was watching something else. After a short time he was able to control himself and became quiet.

I told him that I had seen a grey fox and was watching it. He knew it was a lie and said “That’s OK. I do this all the time. I don’t think I am as embarrassed…

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