Bats in the Wall

Bats in the Wall

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"[...]who used their skill, as may be readily believed, to fleece such of the small clerks who were bold enough to challenge them to a friendly game. For card-playing-and that means plain poker and nothing else-was all they did at Dyball's Club-room, except to consume the vile liquor and smoke Regalia de Avenue B cigars served over the bar; but, although limited in variety, the entertainment furnished made up in quantity what it otherwise lacked; nor did the votaries at the Dyball shrine often separate until morning had well-nigh dawned. Upon the evening referred to in the last chapter, at a few minutes after eleven o'clock, just as the sidewalks along the brilliantly-lighted Bowery were beginning to whiten with what promised to be a heavy fall of snow, there entered Dyball's club room no less celebrated a person than Mr. Detective Cutts, [...]."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507544650
  • 9781507544655