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David Thomas Kemmerly
author, stock trader and father
author, stock trader and father
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TSS126: Narrator

N: Beside her bed was a book containing a list of men's phone numbers. To manipulate the suitors she only needed to pick up the phone. Linda gave fleeting thought to the top drawer of the night stand and a jewel box containing an expensive wristwatch, a cocktail ring, a pair of gold earrings and a gold and diamond pendant, a parting gift from her father when she made her move to California. Engraved on the back of the pendant was a teaching Buddha, and on the front a diamond Tile of the Summer Sun.
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TSS125: Narrator

N: Nancy Fairchild was an alluring teenager. Linda Blair Bradley, Stan and Peggy's daughter, was born while her father was a drill instructor at Fort Ord in California. Linda left home in Georgia to returned to California. She secured a job as a teller in one of the many banks that spawned themselves by the Golden State. Unlike her father in most ways, Linda had become impressed by social prestige and trappings associated with it. She had no particular desire for family life, a husband or children.
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TSS124: Narrator, Tom Bradley, Peggy Bradley

N: Thomas Bradley was a young man who possessed a natural understanding of his peers. He had many friends with whom he philosophized about youthful ideals. He tended to see good points in his companions, and generally tried to imitate their virtues. Tom coasted up to the Bradley house on his bicycle.

TB: I need to use the telephone, mom, expecting any calls?

PB: No, go ahead Tom, and by the way Nancy called. She wanted you to call her back.

TB: Hello, Nancy, are we still going out? I'll pick you up at seven, bye.
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TSS123: Narrator

N: With the knowledge of Bradley's license, Thang was able to determine where Stan lived. He felt sure that this ex-sergeant that he had seen in Bien Hoa, was a lead in finding his brother Trung and possibly a key to recovering the missing talisman. His feeling was so strong, and his attachment to his life in Jacksonville so inconsequential, that he disregarded his limited finances, packed his meager belongings and moved to Columbus, Georgia. There he intended to maintain a surveillance of Bradley.
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TSS110: Nguyen Senior, Thang Nguyen, Stan Bradley

NS: How could you let them confiscate the Wheel of Luck? Our cause is lost! It will do us no good even if Trung goes free now. Inspector Ngo's police knew the exact location of the mahjong tiles.

TN: The next time I see Trung I will personally remove his inane head from his shoulders!

SB: Violence by voters over the rigged elections and a threatened offensive by Viet Cong forces might keep us on alert for two weeks. Our status is yellow, so we've got to stay prepared to move out the minute it's changed to red.
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TSS114: Narrator

N: Press of the crowd relaxed enough to allow the police car to roll through and stop inside the gate of the command center. The judge and inspector got out of the car and entered the building. Communicating with Trung, who was sitting huddled in a corner of his tiny cell, was going to be difficult. Narcotic withdrawal, hunger and a general debilitation resulting from his imprisonment left Trung virtually incapable of any rational communication. He shook pathetically as they helped him to his feet.
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TSS117: Narrator

N: Stan showed guards his port call and hailed a taxi to Seven-Up Club. He looked for Su, in the club and in her room. He failed to find her and noticed the premises under surveillance. He walked down the balcony to Su's room. One of Inspector Ngo's men, a man also in Judge Bui's confidence, eyed him suspiciously. It was Judge Bui's intention, having conducted another thorough but fruitless search of the premises, to allow nothing under Police Inspector Ngo's administration to escape his attention.
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TSS122: Narrator


N: Bui settled in San Francisco, Thang in Jacksonville, Florida. Thang had no knowledge of Bui's location. While driving through Florida, he glimpsed a car. The sedan wasn’t noteworthy, the driver was. Thang had seen the driver. Perplexed, Thang followed the car and wracked his brain to remember. Then suddenly it came to him. He had seen that driver's face in Vietnam, in Bien Hoa, outside the Seven-Up Club on the night that he’d ransacked Su Ann Trang's room in search of the Tile of the Summer Sun.

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TSS121: Narrator

N: At Da Nang, Thang's unit evacuated by small boats, in attempt to move south and concentrate a defense. The group did not fare well nor did the thousands of refugees afloat off Cam Ranh. Swamped in heavy seas, a large cargo ship, sponsored and provisioned by various relief organizations in the United States, offered to evacuate the Marines across the South China Sea to the Philippines. Thang Anh Nguyen and Dat Khac Bui obtained, within two months of one another, immigration approval into America.
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TSS120: Narrator, Official

N: With threats, Thang stormed out of the office. Those qualified to leave Vietnam were unable. The judge found himself in a position of attempting bribery.

O: Because of the office you held under the Thieu administration, it will be very hazardous to remain in the country. That is why I am going to give priority in authorizing your departure.

N: He hastily packed a few of his important possessions, foremost of which was the unique set of gambling tiles. He was soon on a plane and on his way out of Saigon.
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