A group of life long friends from the same Chicago street spent a weekend gambling vacation in Las Vegas.
They all agreed if one of them won big they would treat the others to another gambling break next holiday.
One of the men on the gambling trip won $100,000 playing blackjack.
Remembering the agreement to treat the group if one of them won big he didn’t want anyone to know about his blackjack winnings, so decided not to return with the others, but took a later plane home, he arrived back at 3 a.m.
Believing he was safe, he immediately went out to the backyard of his house, dug a hole and hid the blackjack money in it.
The following morning he walked outside and found only an empty hole.
He noticed footsteps leading from the hole to the house next door, which was owned by a deaf-mute friend.
On the same street lived a professor who understood sign language and was a friend of the deaf man.
Grabbing his gun in anger, the enraged man went to awaken the professor and dragged him to the deaf man’s house.
“You tell this SOB that if he doesn’t give me back my $100,000 I’m going to kill him!” he screamed at the professor.
The professor conveyed the message to his deaf friend, and his friend replied in sign language, “I hid it in my backyard, underneath the cherry tree, I wasn’t going to keep it, I did it to teach him a lesson for being so cheap and underhanded!”
The professor turned to the enraged man with the gun and said, “He’s not going to tell you. He said he’d rather die first!”