Dominoes - Summary Summary & Analysis

Jack Agueros
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"Dominoes" is Jack Agueros' short story of Puerto Rican culture as exhibited by a game of dominoes played by four men, Ebarito, Paco, Tito and Wilson, in Spanish Harlem in New York City.

The narration describes the dominoes playing style of each of the men involved in the game. Each of the men has a personal playing habit that unnerves one or more of the others and that may be used as a tactic to disturb the concentration of the opponents. Ebarito, in particular, likes to hold six dominoes in his left hand but wishes he could hold all seven at once.

As the men continue to play, Paco begins to emerge as the winner, a fact that incenses the extremely competitive Ebarito. Ebarito finishes his beer but declines another one because the others will not drink with him. Paco's niece, Alma, watches the dominoes...

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