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They, that unnamed ‘they,’ they’ve knocked me down but I got up. I always get up-and I swear when I went down quite often I…
Now the Tombs, like the name says, are so horrible that they had to close it down. Today it doesn’t exist and people go in…
I moved up over Lower East Side and I was adopted by eight foster parents; I lived all over New York City with these parents,…
Anyway, I lived on the streets and did pretty good until I got caught stealing, what was it? I kicked in a restaurant window, went…
You see, I went to the sixth grade and that was the highest I ever went.
The judge said I was a menace to society because I had put crime on a scientific basis.
Now, twenty years old, I come out and I go back to Greenwich Village. Now, of course, I’m a wealthy man.
My father went into the armed service and I never saw my mother – I don’t know what happened to her.
My background did not start with the East Side; it started with Greenwich Village, which is West Side.
I remember the people I knew in prison; I was very fortunate to know them – they came from 1910, 1920, 1930.
I was what? – twelve years old – and I was thrown in the cells with these people, so I learned fast.
The other guy I dug a lot was Burroughs because he was a smart man already; he learned it through the druggie pool – the…
My father took me back home, back to Greenwich Village, and he thought by taking me out of the orphanage he’d be out of the…
The lucky thing was that I was Italian; when the other Italians saw me fight back, they came to my defence.
I just trust people and they sense everything’s gonna be alright.
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