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David A. Ross

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Copyright 2009 David A. Ross

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Mixing Dumplings

In his pocket, Doran Seeger fingered a roll of banknotes (money he fully intended to lose at tonight’s poker game) as he walked after sunset across the fabled Charles Bridge on his way to Prague Castle. In truth, he’d never had much luck at card games—or other circumstances governed by chance. Which was not to say that serendipity hadn’t played a fundamental role in his destiny. Quite the reverse was true—at least since he’d given up his all-too-conventional life in America and cast his proverbial fate, like a fallen leaf, to the winds that blew over European terrain. That was nearly ten years ago, and while he’d never really accomplished anything approaching full cultural integration in Europe, he did now exist within a certain zone of comfort.

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