History of the Second World War, Part 55: War at the Top: by Barrie Pitt (Editor)

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That's right,” I said. ” He pulled a huge wad of bills out of his pocket. ” I looked at Harvey again. He looked fit and trim and confident, even if his stomach was rumbling to beat the band. “Okay, Lo Chung, you got yourself a bet,” I said, and escorted him to the desk while he placed his roll on deposit in the safe. ” he asked as we were walking back to the street. “Well, usually they just run around the block a couple of times,” I said. “This may be the biggest wager ever made on a race in Macau,” he answered.

He went back around the desk, opened the drawer, and pulled out a sheet of paper that was subdivided into hundreds of little squares. ” I asked. He smiled. ” He tossed me a pencil. “You can mark off each day with this. ” Which is how I became an operative in the employ of the Hong Kong Police. * * * * You'd think that the biggest gangster in Hong Kong would operate out of one of them beautiful old palaces that overlook the ocean, or failing that he'd set up headquarters in a penthouse suite in some luxury hotel.

Maybe week, maybe month, who know? ” “I don't know, Brother Wong,” I said. ” He broke out into a great big grin. ” I asked. He shrugged again. ” He looked across the desk at me. ” I sighed. ” “Good. ” I asked. ” “I have 28,” he replied distastefully. ” I repeated. ” “Have 17 missuses,” he answered. “15 currently suing for back alimony. ” “My heart bleeds for you, Brother Wong,” I said with as much sincerity as I could muster on the spur of the moment. ” He got to his feet and walked around the desk to stand in front of me.

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