" Thank you" John replied as he settled into the comfy blue couch and pillows. " I'm John Ellis and I represent Elkington Homeless Shelter".
" What can I do for you Mr. Ellis?" he asked as he had done hundreds of times over the past five years.
" Mr. Longley,as you know the city has cut our funding in half" he said as he nervously played with his tie. " At the same time, our expenses have skyrocketed because of more young mothers and families coming in". " We really appreciate what you've graciously given in the past" he said as he came to his point " but now we could really use your help".
" Mr. Ellis, I'm a very generous man" Horatio replied as he looked sternly at John " especially when it comes to the homeless". " I was homeless myself for a long time so I know what it's like to be hungry and have no place to go".
Horatio kept looking at John and making him nervous. " I'm sorry to stare at you but you look familiar to me" " Have we met before?".
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