auggie's christmas story (5) after the meal

We both got a little tipsy from the wine, I remember, and after the meal was we went out to sit in the living room where the chairs were more comfortable. I had to take a pee, so I excused myself and went to the bathroom down the hall. That's where things interesting. It was silly enough pretending to be Ethel's grandson, but what I did next was simply stupid, and I've never myself for it....

I went into the bathroom, and next to the shower, I saw a pile of six or seven cameras. Brand-new cameras, still in their boxes. I this was the work of the real Roger. I'd never a picture in my life, and I'd certainly never stolen anything, but the moment I saw those cameras sitting in the bathroom, I decided I wanted one of them for myself. And without thinking about it, I put one of the boxes under my arm and went back to the living room....

I couldn't have been for more than three minutes, but that time Granny Ethel had fallen asleep. I went into the kitchen to wash the dishes, and she slept the noise, snoring like a baby. There was no in disturbing her, so I decided to leave. I didn't even write a to say good-bye, knowing that she was blind, so I just left. I put her grandson's wallet on the table, up the camera again, and walked out of the apartment.