Skeleton Crew - The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands Summary & Analysis

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The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands Summary

In "The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands", an elderly man, George Gregson, is sitting in the parlor with his gentlemen friends enjoying a round of drinks and story telling. George starts his tale about a man that had been killed in the same room approximately sixty-five years prior. He tells of how he and four friends were to play poker that night and as one player was unable to attend, they added their fifth man from a group in the room. The man's name was Henry Brower, and he had an odd eccentricity of not shaking hands, blaming it on his travels to Bombay where illness ran rapid. The men began playing a high stakes game of poker for their last hand of the evening, exceeding the customary limit on...

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