Las Vegas: 1 March 1969
Artefact belonging to a member of staff at the Surnateum
Steve had won big at craps, but before he left
Las Vegas there was one thing he wanted to do.
His friend Sam had told him about a private 'club' where the
world's seven most gorgeous girls were said to live and work.
He had always thought that it was just some urban legend, but now
was the time to find out if it was true.
The house was some way off the strip; it took him about 15 minutes
to find it. There was no sign to distinguish it from the other
houses in the neighbourhood. Walking up to the door, he hesitated
for a minute and then rang the bell.
After a few seconds a peephole opened up and a throaty voice asked
him what he wanted. "Tubalkan",
he said quietly. Apparently the password was still valid, because
the door opened.
"Please come in, my friend" said a lady of a certain age,
As he entered the small living room, he instantly knew that Sam
had been true to his word.
This place was inhabited by the seven most gorgeous ladies in all
of God's beautiful earth.
"Let me introduce you," said the Madam.
"The young blonde lady, Ingrid, comes from Sweden. She is 21
and is an expert in body massage.
Chips, the redhead with the perfect measurements, can take you to
heaven and back with her left hand alone. Natasha, as her name does
not imply, comes from India and can recite the Kama
Sutra in nine different languages - imagine how agile her tongue
must be... "
And so she went on, introducing all seven girls, each and every
one of which made the world's leading high-fashion models look like
"So, what will it cost me to spend some time with one of
these girls?" Steve asked. "The price is $1,000 for one hour
with the beauty of your choice," came the reply.
"Whew, that's pretty steep. Don't you give discounts for professional magicians?"
"Well, we do have another deal," said the Madam. "It's the
kind of thing you could only find in Las Vegas."
"We can play a game called '7 Girls'. You bet $500
and throw two dice."
"If you roll anything but a 7, then you lose your money. But,
if you do roll a 7 then the combination of spots on the dice will
determine how many girls you get and how much time you get to spend
with them. For instance, if you roll 4-3 you can play with 3 girls
for 4 hours, or 4 girls for 3 hours; if you roll 6-1, then you can
have 6 girls for 1 hour, or 1 girl for 6 hours. The same rules apply
if you roll 5-2."
Steve's lips widened into a greedy smile.
He placed $500 on table, picked up the dice and threw them. But as
they travelled down the table the dice transformed: one had a 7 on
each side, and the other was completely blank. Just imagine: Steve
spent the time the time of his life with all 7 girls and no time
limit at all!