The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man - Chapter 6-7 Summary & Analysis

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As soon as he and his four colleagues arrive in New York, they check-in at a boarding house, then rush to explore the town. They first visit a converted residence housing a bar and various game rooms. He sees, for the first time, a game of craps. A combination of peer pressure and his fascination with the game convinces him to bet a large sum against one of the players. When it’s his turn to throw the dice, he is incredibly lucky and wins more than two hundred dollars.

High off of his winnings, he asks his friends if there’s anywhere else they can go besides back to the boarding house. They take him to the “Club” which he describes in great detail in chapter 7. The “Club” is a converted house with a Chinese restaurant in the basement. It is an...

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