Five prisoners sit around a table playing cards and betting.

Five prisoners sit around a table playing cards and betting. Another prisoner approaches one of the men and asks to be included. Ships are seen in the background.

Standing prisoner: “Mr. Can I come in the game.”

First prisoner: “That’s low, that’s out.”

Second prisoner: “No you can’t come in this game, I believe your the cause of my bad luck.”

Third prisoner: “I think high goes out before low.”

Fifth prisoner: “Who in the devil could play such hands as I get.”

Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society,
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/nhihtml/cwnyhshome.html

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