Everyone has morals. The usual ones are: Don't lie, cheat, or steal. The swipe in "I'm a fool" by Sherwood Anderson does not seem to possess these morals throughout the story, although he does seem to feel remorseful at the end of the story. He lies, cheats, and steals, though not in a way most consider normal.
In "I'm a fool" the swipe lies. He lies about who he is, where he is from, and
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She whispered and said it was like she and I could get out of the boat and walk on water." So even though the swipe is remorseful at the end of the story and says "I'll quit working an be a bum and give him my job. I don't care nothing for working, and earning money, and saving it for no such fool as myself," he is still a liar, a cheat, and a thief.