“Put on yer mask on boy” said the old man,  “There’s no room for your faults here. It’s only the rich that can afford to be original

“Why’s that?” asked the boy, “I thought being original was a good thing….”

“Aye, it is. But the trouble is, we’re all nasty on the inside and being original means being yerself. People like us, if we show our nastiness to the world, we’re punished”

“The rich aren’t?”

“The only difference between us and the rich is that they can get away with being nasty and we can’t” he looked at the boy in front of him and said “Now put yer mask on. You can ask ’em questions after we get ‘ome”

The boy nodded, “Yessir!”

 

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