De Turkey and De Law

A Comedy in Three Acts

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Author: Zora Hurston
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,267 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 98.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 557
Added to site: 2007.07.26
mnybks.net#: 17722
Genre: Drama
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and finds a seat and draws it up to the card table)

WALTER Naw, Dave, we aint going to fool wid no button-holes we gointer tear off de whole piece dat de button-holes is in. (They all get set) All right boys, turn it on and let de bad luck happen.

LIGE (Probbing the deck) My deal.

WALTER Watch yo'self Dave, don't get to worryin bout Daisy and let 'em ketch yo' jack.

LUM (Winking) What you reckon he gointer be worryin' bout Daisy for? Dot's Jim's gal.

DAVE Air Lawd, a heap sees but a few knows. Deal de cards man--you shufflin' a mighty lot.

WALTER Sho is--must be tryin' to carry de cut to us.

LIGE Aw, we ain't gonna cheat you, we gonna beat you. (He slams down the cards for Dave to cut) Wanna cut 'em?

DAVE Nope. Taint no use cuttin' a rabbit out when you kin twist him out. Deal 'em! (Lige deals and turns up Jack of spades.)

WALTER Yee-ee! Did you snatch dat Jack?

LIGE Man, you know I ain't snatched no Jack. Whut you doin'?

WALTER I'm

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