Seven Sins: A case of childhood greed


Mingjie Zhong

Feature Image Greed

In a quiet corner of the library, junior Pragya Parthasarathy keeps herself sheltered from the rain pouring outside. She buries her head quietly into a book and soon begins to articulate her story in great depths, passionately waving her hands as she reminisces on her childhood self.

A desire for skittles.

Eight-year-old Parthasarathy found herself almost out the door with a bag of skittles hidden away inside her coat. But soon, her father stopped her, only to scowl and sigh. With the Statute of Limitations — a law which prohibits prosecutors from charging someone with a crime committed more than a specified number of years ago — having expired on her almost-crime, Parthasarathy voices her story of childhood greed.

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