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Page 69. " 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.




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.