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By Lars Eighner

"Remarkable . . . irresistibly funny." the hot Yorker
The real tale of a contemporary Robinson Crusoe and Huckleberry Finn, a homeless guy and his erstwhile significant other, a puppy named Lizbeth, and their incredible, humorous and poignant adventures at the street and at the streets.

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Lizbeth and that i slept in Adams Park whilst the elements was once reasonable. As our spot was once relatively within the open, shall we now not remain within the park within the rain. Nights that it rained we sat up below the awnings of shops. We had a spell of intermittent rains overdue at evening. we might visit the park numerous occasions, in simple terms to be pushed out by way of renewed rainfall. those storms frequently cleared at 3 or 4 within the morning, in which time i'd be exhausted from the entire packing and unpacking. occasionally I overslept. even though in our bedroll we have been really invisible from the streets, by way of sunlight we have been noticeable to someone coming into the park afoot. first and foremost i used to be nervous that my oversleeping within the park may lead to a grievance that might bring about our eviction from the park or my arrest. The park curfew expired at 5:00 a. m. and that i suggestion by way of dawn we have been in the legislations. yet i used to be afraid if I have been saw too usually within the park within the morning, the police may search for me there at evening. i didn't then be aware of there has been an ordinance opposed to napping at any time in any public position. i didn't realize it simply because, in fact, the ordinance isn't enforced opposed to picnickers or sunbathers, yet purely opposed to those that don't have any higher position to sleep. I usually heard from lawyer acquaintances that the legislations in its majesty forbids the wealthy in addition to the bad from napping below bridges. honestly I observed that the wealthy or a minimum of the center type slept in public locations, unmolested by means of the legislation. yet for an extended whereas, Lizbeth and that i didn't come to the eye of the legislations. We got here to grasp, or not less than to acknowledge, many of the morning viewers to the park. Lizbeth charmed numerous of the ladies who got here within the morning to stroll their very own canines. Strangers within the park have been infrequent. One morning I slept a bit later than traditional and was once a lot alarmed to wake to work out a eco-friendly Parks and game division car leap a reduce and force into the park at the grass. i assumed we have been stumbled on, and naturally we have been. however the truck in basic terms pulled into an not noticeable spot, and offend wild-eyed ecologists, I — — Summer the place the driving force fell asleep. favourite hideout for urban entire crews got here in Audtin The park, it 129 became out, was once a employees of varied departments. to the park for 3- or four-hour pic- and members usually slept of their vehicles throughout the complete workday. None of them may whinge of me, for after all they didn't wish the park to return lower than scrutiny. finally, because the Dumpster harvest was once coming to an finish, my bicycle was once stolen. I had left it simply as long as it took me to run into Sleazy Sue's with a bag of canned items for the meals financial institution. since it used to be raining I had now not long gone on to Sue's door, yet left Lizbeth, the bicycle, and a small backpack lower than the awning of an deserted taco stand that was once hooked up to Sue's. i used to be out of sight of the issues for under a minute, yet in that point the thief made up our minds Lizbeth was once innocuous and made off with the bicycle and the backpack. whereas i used to be accumulating canned items for the nutrition financial institution, I reserved the perishable nutrition i discovered for Lizbeth and me.

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