- 1or hedges under water, many fish which are left on the
- 2hustler the eye across the bar. I'd no more than slippedhim
- 3people.Hymie paid me good money while I was with him,
- 4 Everyone, bartenders and customers, sat or stood
- 5her arms, and laughed shrilly, insanely. Then she turned
- 6it washis money that she gave me, I guess, because she
- 7 Anyway, to kill time, Sammy and I sniffed some of
- 8hoodlums to go huntingfor the hold-up man. And the man's
- 9in an iron sluice gate. The Eurasian had passed it, but
- 10I had thrown my gun away had kept them from taking me to
- 11 Anyway, I just never went back to the madam's job.
- 12Long Island bootleg. Most ordinary whisky drinkers are
- 13Max realized that he must lower his head if he would follow.
- 14a brand couldn't tell their only brand from pureweek-old
- 15 In turn, I knew he would be protecting his stature
- 16Nicholas Avenue. But my ears were hearing a gun. Ididn't
- 17big farm, evidently finding in the society of this rougher
- 18I hadn't combinated the number I'd claimed, but another.
- 19into. For a hustler in our sidewalk jungleworld, face
- 20 _Homeboy!_I jerked around; I came close to shooting.
- 21On went the Eurasian, up to her waist in the flood, with
- 22 He said, Take your hand out of your pocket, Red-_real_
- 23best S.L.A. contacts. The black manager hired some Negro
- 24older hustlers, then put it on the wire for everyone to
- 25his face. A bank of yellow fog instantly enveloped him,
- 26 This was the trip to Michigan in the wintertime when
- 27for the people. He called me foul names,threatened me.
- 28the code, if West Indian Archie had gone out ofthe door,
- 29first time that he had been surprised there he apologized
- 30beyond West Indian Archie's deadline. Late, Iwent back
- 31wasn't the problem. I still had about two hundreddollars
- 32 At first, I slept a lot-even at night. I had slept
- 33was the especial pride and joy of My Dear and Meriem. The
- 34 I didn't put up any objections to leaving. Shorty
- 35of my main hangouts, the bar of the La Marr-Cheri on the
- 36 Since I had known him, he had had several. He had
- 37rising, was gradually flooding the cave of the dragon.
- 38 Everyone in the bar-all over Harlem, in fact-was
- 39carefully.I did. Once he saw me empty handed, we both
- 40anyone,but no one who knew me, including myself, would
- 41Into the disc of light, leaped, fantastic, the witch figure
- 42his mother and his grandmother, too, but one thing she
- 43not be right. Had I really gotten mycombination confused?
- 44older hustlers, then put it on the wire for everyone to
- 45that belief he had made no effort to find her after his
- 46most vicious things in an effort to hurt him, andtalk about
- 47in which one took the Dead On Arrival ride tothe morgue,
- 48hype younger ones. I knew he wouldn't do it as some would,
- 49and he pulled up short, for, instinctively, he knew that
- 50to see my brother Philbertin Michigan. I gave Sammy the