Rocco grunted, "Yeah."
"Well, my only objection to betting horses was that I never thought it was a smart investment, but when I see a guy like Getty, well, I'll invest in him any time. It's sound business principles. Oil wells."
"You trying to say dat you bet two hundred bucks on da owner!" Rocco screamed. Sal looked thoughtful. Tootsie moaned. Vinnie nodded blankly.
"Sound business principles," Sophie repeated.
"But da horse backed in; she didn't even win it clean. What kind of system is dat?"
I gave Sophie $620.
"Thanks, doll," she said.
I stood silent. I certainly did not have the heart to let on that this was not the Getty Sophie thought it was.