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Difficult Loves Chapter Summary & Analysis - Postwar Stories, Section 1. Theft in a Pastry Shop; Dollars and the Demimondaine; & Sleeping Like Dogs Summary

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Postwar Stories, Section 1. Theft in a Pastry Shop; Dollars and the Demimondaine; & Sleeping Like Dogs Summary

These postwar stories show how the people of Europe adjust to life after World War II. Luxuries are hard to come by, and many people have to rely on the black market, smuggling goods, and trying to obtain American dollars, which are a more stable currency. "Theft in a Pastry Shop" is a silly example of how even hardened criminals can be won over by enough sugar. Dritto is in charge of a night-time robbery, with Baby as his henchman, and Uora-Uora keeping watch outside for the cops. It should be an easy job, with the diminutive Baby going in through a window, and then letting Dritto in to take all the money from the till. Baby is unprepared...

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