RAGES: Mischief Out of Misery

In Manhattan's Harlem one afternoon last week a dusky little Puerto Rican of 16 wandered past the cutlery counter in a Kress 5-10-25¢ store on 125th Street . Into Lino Rivera's kinky, stocking-capped head popped the notion of stealing a penknife to match his pen & pencil set at home. Into the pocket of Lino Rivera's leather coat a moment later popped the 10¢ knife.

Two floorwalkers spotted the theft, pounced on Rivera. Someone threatened to "take him down in the basement and beat the hell out of him." Lino began frantically biting...

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