By Lawrence Block
Here’s CHIP HARRISON—the moment sequence personality created via Lawrence Block, bestselling writer of A stroll one of the TOMBSTONES.. Chip’s moment experience in CHIP HARRISON rankings back starts off while our lad unearths a discarded pockets protecting a bus price tag to Bordentown, South Carolina. rather than cashing it in, he makes use of it—and lands up as an assistant supervisor within the hamlet’s best bordello. (Well, it’s additionally the one bordello.) And that’s just the start. whereas the virginity that plagued him in NO ranking isn't any longer a subject, our Lecher within the Wry keeps the impossible to resist innocence that makes him such pleasant corporation.
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I was down to about two and a half dollars and I didn’t know where I was going to get a room, or how much it would cost. I figured the Y was the best bet, and I asked an old guy at the station how to get to it. ” “But you asked—” “The Y,” I said. He was still puzzled. “The YMCA,” I said. “Oh, the YMCA. Let me just think. ” “Oh, I guess I’d put it at twenty-eight miles. ” There was a hotel in Bordentown, he told me. It was called the Bordentown Hotel, which seemed logical enough, and it was on Main Street, which wasn’t all that much of a surprise either.
I could believe it. “I’ve read my share of them, I guess. ” “Maybe it was written by a Southern girl,” I suggested. “No maybe about it. ” “Georgia,” she said. FOUR THE BUS STATION IN BORDENTOWN WAS just an Atlantic gas station that sold bus tickets. They had a Coke machine, but I passed it up. I was down to about two and a half dollars and I didn’t know where I was going to get a room, or how much it would cost. I figured the Y was the best bet, and I asked an old guy at the station how to get to it.
If you’re going to steal a wallet, you ought to get it from its original owner. After that the depreciation is fantastic. Then I walked around for a while, which kept me warmer than standing still, if just barely. Now and then I would take the ticket out and stare at it. It was that or stare at the quarter. Sensational, I thought. If I happen to be in Boston between now and March, I can catch a bus to Bordentown. Or, should I some fine morning find myself in Bordentown, I can hop on a Greyhound for Boston.
Chip Harrison Scores Again by Lawrence Block
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