Two Edwardian Gentleman

Mark Olmsted
2 min readJan 10, 2023
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Edgar Grayson had discovered an effective technique for gauging whether a gentleman whose eyes had met his at the club was interested in further interaction. He would stand up before making his goodbyes to whomever he was talking, signaling that he was soon to leave. Once he got on the street, he would pull out a cigarette, and wait. As he hoped, Winthrop (Wynn to his friends) Ellison also left the club within a few minutes, and glanced in either…

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Mark Olmsted

Author, "Ink from the Pen: A Prison Memoir" about my time behind bars. See GQ dot com “Curious Cons of the Man Who Wouldn’t Die” for story of how I got there.