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Alex had lost a lot of money and as a consequence was feeling down in the dumps.


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He had given in to a longstanding weakness of his and pinned his hopes on the favourite winning the race.


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This horse in all honesty didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning.


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Alex said he had had a dream about the horse winning but most people regarded this story with a pinch of salt.


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What happened was that the stupid animal took fright halfway through the course and without batting an eyelid decided to go back to the start.


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As far as Alex was concerned this was the last straw and he vowed he would never risk money on a horse ever again.


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The trouble was that he didn't have a bean not even enough to pay for the fare home.


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He decided he would swallow his pride and try and hitchhike.


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Fortunately it wasn't long before he got a lift with an old man who had a heart of gold and gave him some money.


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He told him to invest it wisely, which Alex did. He bought a ticket for the lottery and his ship came home because he won the jackpot.


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