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During this prequel to the stainless-steel Rat. Slippery Jim is right here a brash 17 12 months previous who has left his parents' porcuswine farm, making plans to embark on a lifetime of crime. The ebook opens with Jim bungling a financial institution task in order that he may be arrested and despatched to felony, the place he plans to benefit the artwork of being a grasp legal. identifying that the Bishop may be his mentor, Jim units approximately proving himself priceless of the master's consciousness. He finally has to escape his domestic planet of Bit O' Heaven with the Bishop, yet Garth, the Captain of the send who promised them secure passage, sells them into slavery...
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The whole point of the operation was to get arrested and sent to prison. I needed some on-the-job training. There is method in my madness. Very early in life, probably about the time of my Get-Stuffed successes, I began to seriously consider a life of crime. For a lot of reasons-not the least of which was that I enjoyed being a criminal. The financial awards were great; no other job paid more for less work. And, I must be truthful, I enjoyed the feeling of superiority when I made the rest of the world look like chumps.
Something that other men admired and praised him for. If that ability were taken away-why they might just as well take away his life at the same time. I felt a sudden spurt of sympathy but did not let the feeling show. ” The question was a serious one. ” “Then I’m your man. You want something out of me, I know that, no one does nothing for nothing in this world. I’ll do what you want, kid. They’ll get me in the end, there is no place to hide anywhere when they are really looking for you. But I’m going to get mine.
It’s a dummy,” I called out. “Seel” I put the muzzle of the gun to the side of my head and pulled the trigger. There was a satisfactory puff of smoke from the smoke generator and the sound effect of the shot was enough to make my ears ring. I dropped behind the counter, away from their horrified gaze. At least there would be no shooting now. I waited patiently while they shouted and cursed and finally broke down the door. Now, you might find all of this puzzling-if so I do not blame you. It is one thing to hold up abank, another thing still to do it in such a manner that you are sure to be caught.