This work is a brief chronicle of a man who develops a compulsion toward gambling, for none other than a superstitious reason. Driven by greed to deception and threatening, the stories anti-hero holds, in his very own hand, a fitting allegory - The Queen of Spades. This is the story of Tomsky's grandmother, an octogenarian of whom, it is said, has the power of prognostication when it comes to 3 cards in faro. It is stated that she'd helped a man some 60 years ago.
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What’s the 3 card trick?
Better find out! Classic, love it!
Great short story
Ends a bit abruptly, but I liked it. My first ever exposure to Pushkin. Has definitely convinced me to check out more.