Two card-carrying experts in the art of muscular rearrangement waited for Cord in the shadows beside the front door of the bar, saying nothing to each other.
by James M. Fenner
Have you ever wondered where the word 'thug' comes from?
Allegedly, the word entered English via Philip Meadows Taylor and his 1839 novel, Confessions of a Thuggee. The thuggees, half-real and half-colonial invention, practiced thievery and murder as service to Kali, the nocturnal, devouring aspect of the Hindu Goddess. Or so the legend goes.