Harry Says Chapter 17: Information Made Him Fat

My interventionist stance on the Turkestan issue was unquestionably having a bad effect on my career.  The meeting with The Master had gone reasonably well though I was dissatisfied with some aspects of my performance.  There were of course no explicit sanctions taken against me: ostensibly everything carried on exactly as before.  But greetings were … Continue reading Harry Says Chapter 17: Information Made Him Fat

Harry Says Chapter 18: A Man with a Plan

Porky could see that Cheese had started the session like a man with a plan.  This was no night-outer.  This fact gave Porky at least part of his bad feeling.  Cheese was more than a recreational player.  This was strategy.  Cheese had opened up with some ultra-cautiously played hands.  Porky didn’t think Cheese had expected … Continue reading Harry Says Chapter 18: A Man with a Plan

Harry Says Chapter 20: The Problem with Turkestan

In this Testament I will speak only the truth.  Do not dismiss this memoir as merely febrile and deluded.  It must serve as a warning. The situation with Turkestan was this.  The ruling families of the West, with their power base largely in oil interests and strategic minerals, wished to control the area of the … Continue reading Harry Says Chapter 20: The Problem with Turkestan

Harry Says Chapter 21: The Great Gathering

Porky liked his office in Casino Byzantium.  It was certainly a big advance on his first office, a cramped little room that had nevertheless been the launchpad for piggypoker.com.  Happy days.  But still, being in your office was still to be on public view, so Porky had built on a more peccary-friendly retirement suite adjacent … Continue reading Harry Says Chapter 21: The Great Gathering

Harry Says Chapter 27: Harry Plays Roulette

Porky asked himself the question for the thousandth time.  How had they done it?  Maybe Cheese's win was easy enough to explain.  The cat had simply outplayed Zargosa.  If so well done to him.  Porky could even admire how he had managed the whole thing.  However, Cheese's win was only a small part of what … Continue reading Harry Says Chapter 27: Harry Plays Roulette