The Gin Game Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

D. L. Coburn
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Act 1, Scene 1

• Act 1, Scene 1 opens to reveal the dowdy sun porch of a home for the old aged.

• The weather is a nice spring day in Act 1, Scene 1, and the day is Sunday, visitors day.

• Weller, dressed in an unkempt manner, is playing solitaire, smoking a cigar, and muttering to himself when Fonsia enters in Act 1, Scene 1.
• Fonsia, also dressed poorly, is caught in conversation with Weller in Act 1, Scene 1, who asks how long she's been at the home.

• The two discuss what illnesses brought them to the home.

• The two then discuss the conditional surrender of finances the Presbyterian home requires and weather Fonsia plays cards.
• Fonsia admits to some knowledge of card play in Act 1, Scene 1, although it was done against her family's scruples.

• Weller invites Fonsia to a game of gin, which she accepts.

• Weller describes the scoring of the game and the way the...

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