The Seafarer: A Novel - Act 2, Scene 2, pages 68 - 87 Summary & Analysis

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The table starts talking about numbers. Nicky remarks how he loves three threes. Mr. Lockhart compares three tens to the twentieth century. He also remarks how it is solid. Richard says eights are sneaky, and almost as bad as nines. The men continue to play cards. Mr. Lockhart raises a lot, and Sharky doubles the bet. Richard and Ivan fold leaving just the three. Mr. Lockhart and Nicky both have nothing. Sharky has only one pair of fours, which Mr. Lockhart’s discussion of numbers foreshadowed. So, Sharky won 100 euros with only two fours.

Nicky leaves to answer his phone call from Eileen. She is angry at him for being out playing cards. Ivan turns on some music, and Mr. Lockhart tells him to turn it off. Mr. Lockhart says that he hates music because to him it is just an...

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