16 June 2005
Offshore Axhandle moved into an elevator shaft when his encampment under the Senator Puffbreath Memorial Bridge got flooded. At first Offshore didn’t particularly like his new digs, but it was hidden from the authorities and in time he grew accustomed to the sound of the car whooshing up and down above him. He spent many cozy years in his elevator shaft and made friends with the rats who came to visit him. The custodian of the building knew about Offshore and always warned him when the elevator maintenance man came around. Offshore gave the custodian a Christmas card every year.