Since those earlier days he had been train-gambler, confidence-man, and sneak-thief.
It was, he thought, odd that a confidence-man should carry a suit-case, but that might be only an attempt to avert suspicion.
He didn't look the least bit in the world like a confidence-man to-night and the two boys marvelled at their earlier suspicions.
The confidence-man—for Tom had fully decided that such he was—seemed disappointed.
But your confidence-man, your cardsharper, should any perchance happen to fall in his hands, uses them to suit his own game.