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At last, when ascending to my own room, I succeeded in handing Polina her winnings, and told her that, next time, I should not play for her.
"Because I wish to play FOR MYSELF," I replied with a feigned glance of astonishment.
Fuller adapted the play for the 1984 film A Soldier's Story and was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.