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“How to Catch 5000 Thieves”

This weekend, in my San Francisco hotel room, I unearthed an intriguingly cheesy 1961 book that catalogs the true occurrences of an oh-so-cunning insurance detective.

Quote from the chapter entitled ‘There is No Thief Like a Dame’: “Rogers and Hammerstein made no error at all when they wrote “There’s nothing like a dame!”. It goes triple when the Cinderellas with claws and the Little Red Riding Hoods with guns in their pockets, these wide-eyed Winnies with larceny in their hearts run to all types, from the beautiful and damned to the ugly and the ridiculous.”

Two Queries: Was that a run-on sentence? and “Winnies”?

-Ari

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