The Pack of Playing Cards.
One of my relaxations to play a game of Patience my playing cards are somewhat dilapidated and it is time to buy some new playing cards. I walked into town and asked my Newsagent if he sold playing cards. No he did not stock playing cards, as there was no real call for them. It was market day and I walked into the market. Many of the stalls had some strange objects for sale but nowhere could I find a pack of playing cards. One woman with a stand was selling various games and in the hopes that she could help me I asked her if she sold playing cards. Yes she had a few packs of new cards but they were special and I should only buy them if I was adventurous. This tickled me and I bought two new packs from the woman. She smiled as I walked away with my new packs of cards.
Returning home I put the packs in my dresser drawer and thought no more of them. Later I decided to lay a game of Patience for myself. Taking one of the new packs of cards I shuffled them well and laid my game of Patience. Looking at the new cards my eyes began to water. It was as if I was crying; the tears ran down my cheeks and I had to get up and go to the washbasin and bathe my eyes with cold water. The cold water relieved my eyes and I went back to my game. I could not believe what I saw the cards were moving positions, as if invisible hands were moving them. The game was soon over and I decided to examine the cards.
Taking the pack in my hand I looked at each card carefully. The ace of spades was somehow different to the other cards. Holding the card up to the light my head went into a spin and I found myself in some strange country. It was an African Elephant that told me where I now was. African Elephants have much larger ears than the Indian Elephants. A prowling Lion made me sure that I had been moved bodily to Africa. I still had the ace of spades in my hand. I thought to tear it into small pieces but then I thought what if this card is the means to get me back home. I found myself turning the card in my hand; each turn of the card took me somewhere else. I was in France looking at the huge sweet smelling Lavender fields. Next I was in an Eskimo village. No one seemed to notice me no mater what country I was in. The Elephants and Lion in Africa had taken no notice of me. I kept turning the card and on each turn I found myself somewhere else. I now realised that at each turn of the card I had counted to myself. I turned the card around at fifty-two and found myself back home in my kitchen with a game of patience waiting for me.
Now I only use the cards if I am bored or feel the need to wander far a field to find myself in some foreign country. I had the secret fifty two cards in a pack and the fifty second turn of the as of spades returned me back to where I had started from. This strangely enough only happened when I played patience every other card game the pack of cards was quite normal. Bern