The shopman stated that three boys came into the shop for half-an-ounce of candied horehound, and that while he was getting down the glass which contained it, one of them contrived to purloin the weight in question, however, a great desire to sift further into the matte
The individual before mentioned then gave him a penny, and his example was followed by many more, till I think the boy had obtained nearly a shilling. I put several questions to him, but was checked by this fellow, who told me, that as I had given the child nothing
The man wished to take the child back to the shop, in order that his master might do with him as he thought proper, but the by-standers, with a charitable zeal which evinced little knowledge, prevented him; one man in particular seemed to interest himself much in the boy's behalf
In the design process, my gut instinct is my best critic. I just wished I would always listen to it!
Having practised this branch of the profession a considerable time, and become adepts in its execution, the next step, I have been informed, is to steal the handles and brass knockers from doors, which is done by taking out the screw with a small screw-driver and become a expert thieves.
The first is extracted from a morning paper on Saturday more than six years of age, was brought before the Lord Mayor at the Mansion House, where he had secreted himself for the purpose of thieving. In Friday night, a watchman was a man trying to steel valuable property in warehouse.
Wishing to be satisfied on the point, I have walked round many of the squares in town, and in more than a solitary experiment, have found that not one gate in ten had any brass-work over the key-hole, it had been evidently wrenched off and still remaining on many of the gates.
That notwithstanding had undergone and instructions received during confinement in the establishment of the Refuge for the Destitute, more than four months before from now. It is to be remarked, that confinement of the directors are thought themselves war ranted and giving a good character.