In Chapter One, we learn that Frankie lost everything on the same day his sixth baby girl was born. Gambling is never a good thing, especially when you are a man who risks his livelihood and six children to indugle. Frankie's actions foreshadow disaster for his family. There is also irony in the timing of this loss, as the object of Frankie's luck.... the impending birth of his only son, becomes a moment of extreme loss and disappointment. Chapter One also ends with a statement that foreshadows events to happen in the next chapter in an unusually overt manner, "It is about this time that I am burnt."
The Hiding Place