“Two cards,” Ray stated, replacing some in his hand. His expression revealed nothing.
“Three cards,” Tom said. Internally, he jumped for joy when he saw his hand.
The betting finished with thousands of dollars, the highest amount yet. Tom showed his straight flush, smiling. But his jaw dropped when Ray revealed his royal flush.
They shook hands, Ray collecting his money. “I’ll send a postcard from Pluto,” Ray promised. Tom sat motionless, stunned.