"the time in the tavern at Casablanca when he had played the hand game with the great negro from Cienfuegos"
Casablanca, Havana
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeCasablanca, Havana - Credit: L'Écolier

Casablanca in this case is not the famous Moroccan city but an area of Havana, close to Cojimar. The name "Casablanca" means "white house" in English.


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Cienfuegos is the name of both a province and a city near the southern coast of Cuba.

An arm wrestling match
Creative Commons AttributionAn arm wrestling match - Credit: Above99

"The hand game" is a reference to arm wrestling.


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