What you got to beat him up for? He was not a bad-looking kid, Tigo, with thick black hair and maybe nose that was too long, but his mouth and chin were good. �... friends?�, �Sure we can,� Danny said vehemently. Danny reached for the gun. Tigo grinned. Without any street boppin', and without any law trouble. The boy sitting opposite him was called Tigo, and he wore a green silk jacket with an orange stripe on each sleeve. "Her name is Juana." Danny nodded, saying nothing. "It ain't been so bad, huh? He shoved the gun across the table. "Except what we got to do with it," Tigo said. Danny put the gun to his head quickly. Why not? ", "There should be somebody you can trust," Danny said. Tigo asked. "Well." That makes it even money. "We going to sit and talk all night, or we going to get this thing rolling?" These two young men (too young to join the military) were thrown into several situations that seemed beyond their control: they both joined the gangs that controlled their streets, they were taught people they had never seen were their enemy, they attacked and beat people on command, and they were commanded to play Russian roulette to the death. He did not want to pick up the gun. Tigo shook his head. ", "Hey, you got to tryin, man," Tigo said excitedly. "Why you giving me a break?" "We better lower the odds. Why do they keep making the game more dangerous? "My old lady's like a house," Danny said laughing. ", "Gone," Tigo said, nodding his head. His hand left the cylinder. ", "Yeah, well you know they got these old-fashioned ideas.". The cylinder spun, and then stopped. Fair and square. The cylinder stopped. He put the gun to his head. "The boys said... " Tigo stopped talking. �The boy sitting opposite him was his enemy. by Evan Hunter . Get started by clicking the "Add" button. One of the most ridiculous forms of intolerance is to dislike a person on command. "Round and round she goes," he said, "and where she stops, nobody knows. "I was thinking," Tigo, said, "when I get old enough, I'll join the Army, you know? ", "No, it's been ... well, you know, these guys on the club, who can talk to them?". "Yeah, I think I know her.". Tigo laughed. She's got to sign if I join now. What are the doing? 'Cause he messed with somebody else's girl?" �Hey, your girl�ll like Juana, I mean it. "Now we got two cartridges in here," he said. Like ... you know what I mean? "We keep this up all night?" You know that? "I got to admit nothing," Danny said flatly. ", "Yeah, I do too," Danny said. It stopped spinning. Like to settle this thing that's between the two clubs I mean, you got to admit your boys shouldn't have come in our territory last night.". Where you from originally? "Sometimes I think I'm turkey," he said to Tigo, surprised that his thoughts had found voice. As the two young men face each other �playing� this game in an empty basement room, they talk and realize they have much in common, neither is the enemy, and there is no reason to create an enemy out of either group. "She's nice, ain't she?" �Hey you know, I�m glad they got this idea. Tigo looked puzzled. He lifted the gun. ", "I'm giving you a break." The boy sitting opposite him was called Tigo, and he wore a green silk jacket with an orange stripe on each sleeve. He looked down at the gun, and his sudden enthusiasm seemed to ebb completely. I'm actually glad!" Tigo was the enemy, and so he presented a mask to the enemy, cocking one eyebrow and saying, "I seen pieces before. He watched Tigo. The gun on the table was a Smith & Wesson .38 Police Special. Tigo said. "Your turn, Danny.". She's a swell chick.". "Yeah, I always..." Tigo stopped talking. "Here goes a good man," he said, and he put the revolver to his head and squeezed the trigger. I mean with your girl and mine? Danny looked at the gun disinterestedly. Also, I'm new on the scene. Tigo was looking at the gun. You know that? He took a deep breath, put the barrel of the .38 to his temple, and then squeezed the trigger. ", Tigo picked up the gun, and then he took one of the cartridges from the table top. 4 - Plot Diagram for The Last Spin with Responses.doc (32k) Jeffrey Snyder, Mar 8, 2016, 5:55 AM. "You game? "Your old lady born here or the old country? he asked. "Hell, you can't tell nothing to your people. THE LAST SPIN is a diverse and brilliant exposition of his multi-faceted talents, with the diamond-hard prose, the vivid characterisation that pulsates through his best-selling novels: THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE - SECOND ENDING - STRANGERS WHEN WE MEET - A MATTER OF CONVICTION Contents: First Offence, The Fallen Angel; Silent Partner; Small Homicide; The Girl With The Pretty Ey Again, their eyes locked. Of that, Danny was sure. Danny asked. I'd like to work around pieces. �Cause he messed with somebody else�s girl?� Tigo shook his head. How do they feel about each other before the last spin? He returned Tigo's stare, and then he squeezed the trigger. ", "Yeah, they're all the same," Tigo said smiling. "Tigo lifted the gun. He paused. �They�re okay.� Tigo shrugged. He leaned forward, as if Danny's answer was of great importance to him. I'd join now only my old lady won't give me permission. But near the end of the game of Russian roulette, the boys realize they do have control. The Last Spin by Evan Hunter (1960, full text available online) Introduction. What you got to beat him up for? "You got to stick with the club. ", "Sure we can," Danny said vehemently. The explosion rocked the small basement room, ripping away half of Danny's head, shattering his face. "Look, you want to go on the lake this Sunday? "It's your spin.". Danny asked. "That's how come we never crossed paths, I guess. Symbolism THE LAST SPIN " The Last Spin" The biggest use of symbolism because it foreshadows the ending of the story. ", "This is what the club said. There ain't nobody you can trust in this world. He broke open the gun again, slipped in the second cartridge into the cylinder. What do you think Tigo will do with this newly discovered power over his own life? Alongside the gun were three .38 Special cartridges. "Listen, what's there to be afraid of?" He looked at the gun. Or even one if you want.� �Yeah, one boat,� Tigo Said. He twirled the cylinder. Tigo nodded. I mean...� Danny frowned. The cylinder was stopped now. ", "Let's make this the last spin. You dig? ", "Nothing. "Me now, huh?" We can�t do this all night, can we?�, �Let�s make this the last spin. "Well, anyway, they shot at the candy store. She�s a swell chick.�. Danny smiled nervously. "You got heart, Danny," Tigo said. "It's just ..." He shook his head, and then twirled the cylinder. How do we know this? "Ain't it the truth?" Why? He grinned at Tigo, and Tigo grinned back, and then Danny fired. introduction: '' The boy sitting opposite him was called Tigo, and he wore a green silk jacket with an orange stripe on each sleeve. '' "Well, here goes." They don't understand." Yeah, its grand kicks. He picked up the gun then and stared at it. Sign in|Recent Site Activity|Report Abuse|Print Page|Powered By Google Sites, Unit 1 - Short Stories, Literary Terms and Response, Unit 2 - News Articles and Opinion Pieces, Business Letter Assignment - Due March 25, Film / Book Report - Due at the end of class, Monday May 11, 4 - 4C Literary Response Instructions.docx, 4 - Literary Response Prompts for The Last Spin.docx, 4 - Plot Diagram for The Last Spin with Responses.doc, 6 - Literary Response Prompts for The Veldt.doc, 6 - The Veldt - Comprehension Questions.doc, 7 - List of Metaphors and Similes in common speech.doc, Literary Response Detailed Graphic Organizer.docx, Ray Bradbury - All Summer in a Day (Text).doc. Lesson learned, barrel spins, gun fires, one dies. A gang member is chosen from each gang to play Russian roulette: one person must die. "I don't dig too many of the guys on my club, either.". "You see a nice deb in the street, you think it's crazy, you know? "I like a good piece. "I thought I was dead that time," he said. I mean, hell, we didn't have this operation, we wouldn'ta got a chance to talk, huh?" "It's you turn," he said. When it came, his eyes did not leave Danny's face. Divide it, and you get two-to-two." Two rival gangs decide to solve a problem one on one instead of making war on the streets. "Can't we pick our own ..." The word was hard coming. Like ... you know what I mean? "No rest for the weary," he said. I mean with your girl and mine? There's six chambers in the cylinder and only one cartridge. But I want you to know I don't know you from a hole in the wall-except you wear a blue and gold jacket. He wanted to close his eyes, but he didn't dare. v.1. Check comprehension thought LOTS What was the relationship of the boys at the beginning? It spun with a gently whirring sound. "Yeah, I was thinking maybe this Sunday I'd ... " He did not complete the sentence. The jacket shrieked, �Enemy, enemy!�. �None of them really send me, but that�s the club on my block, so what�re you gonna do, huh?� His hand left the cylinder. The empty click filled the basement room. Don't you?". I mean..." Danny frowned. Like ... who�s the guy to you? You game?". Tigo watched him. "That's the trouble," Tigo said. Or even one if you want." Danny asked. Again the firing pin clicked on an empty chamber. What're you gonna do? Like ... who's the guy to you? The emptily click was loud in the stillness of the room. The Last Spin . Without a big street diddlebop, you dig? This goal of Russian roulette is that they get to last spin without killing themselves. "Yeah." Sometimes instead of choosing one�s friends, one is clumped together with others based on geographic location, physical characteristics, or religion. The eyes were moist-looking. ", "Yeah, well you know, you get hooked up with one club, that's the way it is.".