SIAM: The Angry Dwarf

In Bangkok one morning last week The Dwarf awoke in an ugly mood.

The Dwarf was a five-foot Chinese gunman who had been arrested 15 months ago with 18 others for hijacking a $2,000,000 shipment of gold on its way to Bangkok's Don Muang airport. Now he was out on bail while the case dragged on in Siam's slowpoke courts. So was another chief suspect, a husky retired police captain named Pramote Prathuengphong. The two thieves, it seemed, had fallen out.

The Dwarf got dressed, thrust two Lugers into shoulder holsters under his long blue gown, then stopped in a back-alley...

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