The old thief caught the young thief snooping in her basement. The kid was good she had to admit. He got through the first three levels of her security with no problems, and she had been none the wiser. But he missed the pit trap. Nobody expects that one.
“Why did you break in here?” she asked. Some people stole for survival. Some stole for greed, and others robbed the rich out of sheer resentment.
He knew that his life balanced on the edge of his answer. “To see if I could.”
Hearing the correct answer, she lowered the rope.

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