"She did not cash the spade ace. She cashed the clubs, ending in her hand."
Moyse's story goes on but suffice it to say that Jackie next led the queen of diamonds, which was covered by the king and won with the ace. Next came the jack of diamonds and a low diamond. East was in and no matter what he returned, West was unable to make a trick with his guarded spade king after Jackie had trumped, even though dummy's ace was alone.
When the hand was done, Sonny raved: "A smother play, a smother play. Why, Baby, do you know that there aren't more than a couple of hundred players in the country who can execute one of those?"
It was then that Jackie explained about having mistaken the ace and king of clubs for the ace and king of spades, and apologized for her opening bid. "Next time, I'll bring my glasses," she said, "and then I'll play a lot better."
That ended the rubber and the story. No doubt I have done less than justice to the Moysian flavor by quoting from only a part of one of his many Jackie stories. But perhaps some day soon they will all be collected into a book. I for one will want a copy. Autographed by Jackie, of course.