Fragments Chapter 6 Page 8

shop wearing the bookies colours, name tags and smiles on. Facing front handing out vouchers for free bets. Michelle practically attacked me the little minx. I was thinking of bringing her out with me and me winnings and ditching Mary Ryan altogether. Thought she fancied me. But sure she was just doing her job.

All the flashing screens with real dogs and virtual horses and me putting my three euro free bet on Number Four in the virtuals and it romped home at eleven to one. Five euros I slapped down

like a king to win in the 4.04pm dogs- Salacres Blues. Well didn’t the fecker get bumped on the last corner and never finished but I’m still up a good bit and Yankees Ransom in the next virtual is a 6-1 joint favourite and I think to meself sure