“I don’ know about this game, you know what they say about Mexicans, we can’t count to more than ten.” She grinned sheepishly.
She smiled at them and looked at the pile of money. “I lost almost all my money and now look,” she dropped chips from a height and let them clatter all over the table in front of her. “I have the most now!”
She looked on. “I have a good idea. Let’s play with many deck.”
“Many deck?” The dealer was not laughing.
“Sí, you know, we put out five deck, that is what the old hand Pablo used to say. When you play veintiuno, you play with many deck. It is more fun.”
The dealer and the couple actually liked this idea. There’d be less chance of the hapless girl winning so easily. They soon had the five deck game going and within an hour Maria had most of the chips. She yawned and stood up. “This is very fun, but I am tired. I am going to go to bed.”
They stood up and wanted to make her stay but thought better of it. They nodded and bid her a good night. Maria's Trail
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