The Straight Flush

His Great-uncle Godrick told him it was pirate treasure when he gave it to Hollingsworth on his twenty-first birthday. It seemed an oddly extravagant (and useless) gift, but the gem was intriguingly beautiful and probably worth a considerable piece, so he didn’t complain. He was then surprised to find it remarkably difficult to sell, despite its impressive size and unusual clarity and brilliance of color. In addition, his previously stable financial status began to disintegrate (as, if he would recall, had his Great-uncle’s in years previous.) Eventually he lost the emerald to young man named Hampton Ashlingford with a Straight Flush.

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~ by ifindthisamusing on July 11, 2008.

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