The Seafarer: A Novel - Act 2, Scene 2, pages 88 - 107 Summary & Analysis

Conor McPherson
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In response to Sharky’s anger, Nicky retaliates by saying how Sharky always gets in drunken brawls and wakes up in the night screaming. Sharky throws a punch at Nicky. Ivan restrains Sharky and takes him to the kitchen as Sharky swears at Mr. Lockhart. Nicky talks to Richard about how Sharky’s drunken rage has gotten him kicked out of everywhere and barred from most jobs. Sharky returns and apologizes to Nicky. The last round begins.

The betting starts and everyone thinks they have a good hand. Ivan starts with five euros. Sharky sees it and raises 20. The table is shocked. Ivan and Richard and Sharky all ask for only one card to swap out. This request shows that they all have good hands or are bluffing. Nicky asks for three cards, while Lockhart asks for none. Sharky raises the...

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