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a queen

The Queen of Clubs may be a face card, wedged in prominence between the kings and jacks, but it is the lowliest of the queens. It’s not correlated to any English royalty, as some of the others are, and in the French deck, the Queen of Clubs is known as Argine, and anagram of Regina (latin for queen), while her sister facecards, Athena, Judith, Rachel, are given real, not generic names.  Regardless, the card was on the ground, alone and slightly trampled, waiting for me to come along and add it to my collection.

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