Add to the list of urban myths - alligators live in Manhattan's sewers, etc. - the one that might actually be true about the man in Washington, D.C., who chose to live for two years in a homeless shelter so that he might spend every day reading (for free, of course) in the Library of Congress. Needless to say, the library does not normally cater to unemployed people without a fixed address but there is no reason why a determined soul can't apply for a card allowing him access. At least to access books that do not circulate. There is no information about his choice of subject matter. Presumably he was boning up or catching up, hoping to get ahead in the world.
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