33% done with The World of Yesterday

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this scene with the suitcase thief is telling about the different types of people in the world. There is, of course, the thief who instead of money had pictures of dancers and nude models in his wallet. The thief is a mouse of a man, too. Then there is Zweig who does not press charges and the officer who is glad not to do paperwork. Then the innkeeper who believes all these criminals should be tossed in jail