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Easy Money

When she walked into the mezzanine, her words echoed. “All right, Bob, I’m here. Give it up, give it up!” The assortment of men in the OTB at State and Lake laughed; several greeted her. The lady approached a table where a man, his face in a terrible scowl, sat and looked defeated, and the […]

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Horse Players

The four were big men–almost too big for the chairs they sprawled on inside the Wendy’s on Jackson–and their cartridge belts with their pistols, nightsticks, and handcuffs added to their girth. They were studying their racing programs and occasionally glanced out the windows at the crowd that had gathered outside the new off-track betting parlor. […]