Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: Titanic Thompson

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything by Kevin Cook p. 24

"After that, Beanie and Hickory refused to bet with Alvin. If he had offered one-to-two that he could eat sugar and flour and crap a birthday cake, they would have bought candles."

Alvin "Titanic" never (except with horses) bet on something unless he knew he could win. No matter how unlikely the bet seemed. In fact, the more unlikely, the more sure you could be that Alvin had figured out a way to make it work, whether through practice, trickery, or skill.

1 comment:

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Alvin sounds like a unique character. Reading his story must be fun!