>>Dad, why didn't you tell us that wasn't Ed's house?

- I didn't know what the hell you were doing.

- Have you ever seen us steal machinery before?

- I never know what you boys are up to.

- Why didn't you say it wasn't yours?

- I thought you wanted it.

- What would we want an old compressor for?

- That's what I couldn't figure out.

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