In real life, Eugène Vidocq was a very skilled professional criminal who started his own private detective agency and published the story of his life. He was always in trouble even in his very old age. This story is one he wrote about a young man who falls madly in love with the innocent daughter of a wealthy man who never likes to spend a penny. It is a real case (1,680 words).
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