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do come they are the sort of people we don't want. Too much money and no manners!"
O'Day asked: "Any good gamblers?"
Favrola shrugged again. "Mr. Darrell ees 'ere. It ees extraordinary. 'E 'as been winning a lot of money lately. For nights he come 'ere and play anything -fero, chemin-de-fer, straight poker-anything you like. 'E won all the time. To-night 'e cannot do anything that ees right. So 'e got out of the poker game upstairs. 'E ees jus' standing watching them." He smiled amiably. "But per'aps he would gamble with you. . . ."
O'Day finished his drink. "Maybe I'll just look. I'll be seeing you."
He went out of the room, back into the hallway, up the wide, curving flight of stairs. At the top he crossed the broad, thickly carpeted landin;; opened the double doors facing him. The room was so large that it looked empty. There were about ten tables, but they were all deserted except the one nearest the door where six people were playing poker. Sitting in a chair against the wall, sipping a brandy and soda, was Darrell.
O'Day went over to him. "Good evening, Darrell. They tell me it hasn't been so good."
Darrell shrugged his shoulders. He was a portly, bald-headed man with small eyes that sometimes looked good-humoured, sometimes cunning.
He said: "Well, it comes and goes, you know. How's it been with you?"
" Not so good," said O'Day. "I don't even know why I came here. I'm having a run of bad luck. I don't think I could win anything. You know-you

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