National Affairs: Sinner Emeritus

Stephen Dutton was always considered a very fast man with a dollar — preferably someone else's dollar. But in his prime, in the dim, goldbrick, 0. Henry era of gentle grafters, patent-medicine fakers, conmen and bunco artists, Steve the Swindler was regarded as especially expert in talking himself into funds and out of trouble. He ranked with Grand Central Pete and Paper Collar Joe, who were tops in bilking the rubes; for a time Steve Dutton was partner of the old master, Perrin Sumner, who was known in the Gay '90s as The Great...

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