Fragments Chapter 17 Page 10

This time Barry was outfoxed. He tapped the centre cup and came up with nothing but air underneath.

Again the game began. Barry still had two more tries paid up and this time more air awaited him but on the next try he somehow found the ball. The score was tied at two apiece and Barry was ten dollars ahead. It was incredible to watch. The lifelong trickster being forced into a draw. Everything hinged on the next turn.

A crowd had gathered now all whooping and hollering. The carny had to wipe his brow before he began. Neither himself or Barry spoke a word as the three cups were put in place and the ball was shown to be under the middle cup.

Switch left, switch right, switch, switch, circle switch.