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They’re all around us.
Go anywhere — gin joints and church picnics, fine restaurants and drive-ins, offices and newsrooms — and you can find them. And don’t forget about high schools and colleges.
They’re suckers.
There’s this kid I know. Let’s call him Danny, although that’s not his real name. Danny, a junior in high school, is smart, popular, and he comes from a good family. His story is important because he could be your child.
Danny is a gambler. And a thief.
— Shaping the Story, chapter 14