I'm featuring three bit players in Spinster's Folly here. I hope you enjoy this short scene.
Patricio and Enrique had almost reached the bunkhouse with their bedrolls when Albert stepped into their path. He looked back over his shoulder to make sure none of the hands were in sight, and said, "I saw what you did. Teach me that trick."
The brothers looked at each other, shrugged their shoulders, and made as though they would walk around Albert, but he forestalled them by acting out his demand.
"I saw you," he said, pointing to himself and then to his eye. Then he pulled on his shirt sleeve and appeared to be putting something into it. "I saw the trick," he repeated. "I want to know how you done it."
"No, muchacho," said Patricio in a patronizing voice. "No hize nada." He tried again, in his muddled English this time, but his tone was still superior. "I do nothing."
"Don't you go lyin' to me. I saw that two card drop. You're a card sharp."
"No soy trampista," Patricio declared. "I no cheet."
"Yes you did. Teach me, en-sen-yar-meh, or I'll tell Mr. Henry you're a crook."
Patricio looked at his brother and shrugged, then addressed himself to Albert. "Come leetle boy. I teech."
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