Ten Dollars On The Nose
by Bill Russo
In the 1970s gambling in Massachusetts was taken out of the hands of hard working citizens called ‘bookies’ and put into the greedy, sticky mitts of the politicians - in the form of a State Lottery. I always felt that an honest crook like my local numbers guy was more on the 'up and up' than the people running the 'legal' numbers racket. This is a short story of Cape Cod's favorite bookie.