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Long ago Macon had been banned from playing because he couldn’t keep from cheating.
He could deal himself four aces after he had John remove them from the deck and put them in his pocket.
John enjoyed spending his evenings with him. He taught John how to spot a cheater and how to beat them at their own game.
The most fun was in learning how to stack a deck while he was being scrutinized.
John was winning a lot of money which he split with Macon although Macon would object saying it wasn’t necessary for he was well fixed.
The game everybody was waiting for began. The man had lost all his cash some to the shark and some to John. The betting went higher and higher with each one raising the bet.
A half hour later they were on the sea heading for the old man’s plantation or what in fact was now John’s plantation.