The Seven of Spades…Lucky or Not?

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The Spades in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland discussing how to paint the white roses red.

In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Alice first meets three cards (the 2, 5 and 7 of Spades) in the Queen’s garden.
One of them explains that they accidentally planted white roses. Because the queen hates white roses they have to paint them red or the Queen will behead them. After the Queen arrives, she finds white roses and orders the execution of all three of them!
In my young adult adventure series, Central Park Story, I take a gentler approach by having the seven of spades appear in the Queen’s losing hand against the King, only to be vindicated and return to the Queen’s favor.

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