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Interior Monologue of Captain Torres from "Just Lather, That's All"

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It is about twenty minutes past two in the afternoon. As I walk to the barbershop, the sun is shining right at my face. I am not feeling fresh because I did not shave in four days already. My heart is pounding harder and faster as I get closer to the shop. People told me that the barber that works there is trying to kill me because he is a rebel. But why is he a rebel? He shaves for me every time! When I am about twenty foot steps from the shop, sweat began to drip from my forehead, and my face is burning hot. I finally arrived to the Barbershop. ...read more.


Afterwards, I took off my belt with my gun on it and hung my hat on the wall hook to act like everything is normal. Furthermore, as I sat down, he started to get ready; he prepared the soap and dipped his razor knife in it. As his cold silver razor-edged knife touches my skin steadily, I was thinking about "Is he going to hurt or kill me by any chance?" over and over again. I started to panic when he started to talk to me, so I carefully answered his questions while concealing my emotions. ...read more.


But as I think clearly and deeply, I figured out that his job is not to kill me, and also, killing me would get him into a huge trouble. Finally, the barber is finished with shaving my beard; I swiped it to make sure that it is smooth. As I leave, I paid him some good money and said, "They told me that you'd kill me. I came to find out. But killing isn't easy. You can take my word for it." And I turned and walked away. I said that because I wanted to scare him and show him how brave I am. ?? ?? ?? ?? The Interior Monologue of Captain Torres ...read more.

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