The Ballad of a Small Player - Chapter 15 - 16 Summary & Analysis

Lawrence Osborne
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Lord Doyle begins Chapter 15 wary of the attitudes of Easterners around him. He walked to a Cathedral and wondered about the magical quality of his winning streak. While in the Cathedral, he prayed for a tenth win and swore to bet everything on it. For dinner he went to a European restaurant, one of the few in China. As he ate alone in a corner, partitioned off from everyone, he began to think that his transition from failure to lucky make him supernatural. He walked the city of Macau, daydreaming about what he would do with the money he would win, the places he had been and would go, and the number nine.

That night, he had the wild idea to place a single huge bet, even though he’d resolved earlier to take the day off. As he stopped to consider this...

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