The Ballad of a Small Player - Chapter 7 - 8 Summary & Analysis

Lawrence Osborne
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After Lord Doyle returned to his room in the beginning of Chapter 7, he slept for an hour, then got up and began thinking of where he could go and from whom he could collect loans. He found several hundred dollars in his room and headed to an American casino, hoping to collect debts.

He met with a man, Solomon McClaskey, who said he could not repay his debt because he himself had bad luck the past night. Lord Doyle saw through his lies, however, and was able to get part of his money back by acting desperate. He got $3,000 and promised not to play with it, but then Solomon wanted Lord Doyle to take him out to dinner. Solomon ordered 3 bottles of champagne before Doyle pointed out he needed to reserve the money a little.

They discussed why neither man could quit gambling...

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