By Zora Neale Hurston

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Poker! By Zora Neale Hurston is about Nunkie, Black Baby, and Tush Hawg and their mischievous parlor games. Nunkie engages them all in a rousing game of poker. Excerpt: "BLACK BABY Aw, you can be had! Come on and get in the game! My britches is cryin' for your money! Come on, don't give the healer no trouble!*[Handwritten: last sentence crossed out in pencil] NUNKIE Soon as I play the deck I'm comin' and take you all money! Don't rush me. Ace means the first time that I met you Duece means there was nobody there but us two Trey means the third party—Charlie was his name..."