The Ballad of a Small Player Symbols & Objects

Lawrence Osborne
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I Ching

I Ching is a Chinese book intended to help readers determine their luck. In this book, the phrase appears to indicate luck. For instance at one point Doyle indicated the I Ching was with a particular player. It can be inferred that he meant that luck was on her side. Belief in the I Ching represents the superstitious nature of the Chinese as compared to Westerners.

Yellow Kid Gloves

The yellow gloves that Doyle preferred to wear while gambling represent his fake identity as an English gentleman. The gloves leave those who meet him with the idea that he was a rich Lord. Among those fooled by the gloves include Dao-Ming, who believed the gloves proved Doyle was a gentleman. Later, Doyle used the gloves to cover the number Dao-Ming had written on his hand, just as he used the idea of the gloves to...

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