Thunderball - Chapter 15, Cardboard Hero Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15, Cardboard Hero Summary

Bond and Leiter go to the casino to scope out the men in Largo's party. Largo is at the baccarat table with Domino watching over his shoulder. Bond goes up to the table and takes the seat next to Largo. He challenges Largo by matching his bet. Bond's two cards are a nine and a ten, for a total of nine, the best possible hand. Largo loses by one. Then, Largo bets against Bond. Bond wins again, six against five.

Then, Largo takes the bank again, and again Bond bets against him. It seems almost personal. Bond casually uses the word "specter" to see how Largo reacts, and Largo's face changes instantly. His manner hardens. Bond has a five and does not draw, but he acts as if his hand is better. Largo also pulls a five and draws...

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