An excerpt from 'The Wallet' :
'...he could never resist the reason for all the sins in the world: temptation. Without that, there would be no lure of the poker table; no lady of the night or next door nymphets to ruin sacred wedding vows; no surreptitious deals in dark alleys for mind destroying drugs. If you could resist the root of it all, stay contented with your lot, and look temptation squarely in the eye and say, 'what else have you got?', then you were a man, a husband, a father and a friend. Otherwise you were just a heap of flesh and blood with a weak mind intent on the next fix.'