Fitz Smythe has not succeeded in making up his mind positively yet as to who robbed the What Cheer House, though he is still fulminating some stunning theories on the subject. It is a significant fact that on the morning of the burglary Fitz Smythe bundled up all the bills he owed the What Cheer House for board and put them into the hands of a constable for collection, and then packed up his alternate shirt and his other pair of socks, and went somewhere else to roost.
[published in Early Tales & Sketches, Volume 2, 1864-1865,
University of California Press, 1981, p. 501.]
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