Fragments Chapter 6 Page 7

or two and pass the time. Those places practically gave money away on opening days and sure if all else failed I’d bet on number four me lucky number. I’d be sure to win a packet and I could regale young Mary Ryan with humorous yarns about me winning ways. Pint down I ordered a whiskey for a bit of Dutch Courage. I’ve met a few people from Holland in me time and I wouldn’t class any of them as brave. Still. I crossed the road and entered the bookies.

I could have done with a pause and rewind button then. I would have rewound all the way back to me shining me shoes at home and would have turned off the box and sat on me piles in the darkness of the living room and left it at that.

It started well. Plenty of young wans walking around the