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NOR FL EET
"Yes," I replied, "a very funny combination."
There was no doubt now about him being Stetson.
The description couldn't have been better if it had been
his photograph. It was a start anyway.
Evidently he had gone directly to San Antonio; to
this very hotel, after finishing with me. I wondered
where the rest of the crew were and why they were not
with him. The reason, I found out later, was due to
the "unbelievable dishonesty" of Reno Hamlin.
I left the hotel and went down to the police station
to inquire if they knew anything about the bunch.
WNhile I was waiting to see the Chief two police
officers brought in a young girl. She was a nice looking
little thing. Her big blue eyes and pale yellow hair gave
her an innocent, harmless appearance. She was bemoaning
the cruel fate that ha(l landed her in jail.
"Believe me," she was sniffling, "I'd just like to
get a line on that St. Anthony Hotel guy. I'd sure
make him come through all right."
I asked her what the trouble was.
She wiped her tears on the soft fur of her long
squirrel coat. "Oh, I'm the goat!" she sobbed anew.
"I'm the goat!"
I said to myself, "Girlie, you and I are partners, only
you do not know it."
"I got left to hold the sack while the others beat it!"
"\What kind of sack were you left to hold?" I
But she didln't pay any attention to me; just continued
to pour out the tragic details of her misfortune.
"I didn't swipe all of the things they found in the
room. I only copped one piece of junk, a Hudson Seal
coat. I swear to God! I never lifted nothin' else."
"Why do you not plead guilty and ask for mercy?"
"Ask fer mercy?" she shrieked at me. "Mercy!
My God, do they actually come that green? Say Bo,
whadda think this is-a helpin' handl society? By the
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Norfleet, J. Frank, 1864-. Norfleet: the actual experiences of a Texas rancher's 30,000-mile transcontinental chase after five confidence men., book, 1924; Ft. Worth, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5864/m1/47/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .