The mother worked sixteen hours a day, darning socks at twenty-five centimes a sock, while the son, decently dressed, loafed in the Montparnasse cafes.One room was let to two different lodgers, one a day worker and the other a night worker.Chelsea Hollin ., Chelsea Wilson., All Unknown names they are now using to cheat all the honest citizines that work without all the narcotics invoved. If you know these names......................dont think the reason Chelsea Caldwell uses 5 more names surely Welfare knows she might even have more names? Tressler., Faith Tresslercaldwell., Chelsea Hollin., Chelsea hollingsworth., Chelsea Wilson., Chelsea caldwell.Faith., Kibler Marie Wilson., FAith Caldwell., Faith Tressler ., Faith caldwelltressler many not known by me Louis C Hollingsworth., Louis Hollingsworth., Craig Hollingsworth. Up her hips, her waist, resting at the side of her breast.
The curious thing was that the postcards were sold in sealed packets as pornographic ones, but were actually photographs of chateaux on the Loire; the buyers did not discover this till too late, and of course never complained.
In another room a widower shared the same bed with his two grown-up daughters, both consumptive. The Paris slums are a gathering-place for eccentric people — people who have fallen into solitary, half-mad grooves of life and given up trying to be normal or decent.
Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour, just as money frees people from work.
At night the policemen would only come through the street two together. And yet amid the noise and dirt lived the usual respectable French shopkeepers, bakers and laundresses and the like, keeping themselves to themselves and quietly piling up small fortunes. The rooms were small arid inveterately dirty, for there was no maid, and Madame F., the patronne, had no time to do any sweeping.
The walls were as thin as matchwood, and to hide the cracks they had been covered with layer after layer of pink paper, which had come loose and housed innumerable bugs.