A fellow conman with whom Lincoln used to hustle. While Lincoln served as the dealer in Three-Card Monte, Lonny would subtly encourage passersby to join the game. However, hustling can be dangerous, and on Lincoln’s final day throwing cards, Lonny was killed. This is why Lincoln doesn’t want to reenter the life of a conman.
Lonny Character Timeline in Topdog/Underdog
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...Booth launches into an explanation of the scheme Lincoln and his fellow hustlers used to run—Lonny would convince marks to come play Three-Card Monte as they passed on the street. The... (full context)