IX-"A Washington Winter's Tale: Fear Hunger, Loathing, Abuse" - Neil Henry - Washington Post

IX-"A Washington Winter's Tale: Fear Hunger, Loathing, Abuse" - Neil Henry - Washington Post

by: Neil Henry | publication date: May 5, 1980 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: 1

When the sun went down and the rats came out - furry, long-tailed, hunchbacked rats. They scampered out of their nests in the bowels of the Daughters of the American Revolution building, tiptoeing along hedges and bushes, ducking in and out of drainage gutters, sniffing for food.

In the ninth article in the series "Down & Out," Henry spends a night on heating vent in downtown D.C., only to be kept awake by countless rats and the verbal abuse of well-to-do concertgoers passing by.