South of the River.(3)

OLD GEEZER (1).     ‘ Invented  by a poet, you know.’

OLD GEEZER (2).      ‘What?’

‘Crib.’

‘Really?’

‘Sir John Suckling……17th century.’

‘Any other literary connections?’

‘Dickens….. Old Curiosity Shop…… chap wakes up from illness… first words he utters.  ” TWO FOR HIS HEELS.”

‘In Peter Carey’s  ”OSCAR AND LUCINDA”.’

‘Stephen King’s  ”INITIATED”.’

‘Introduced to Spain by George Orwell’

‘Really?’

”CRIBBAGE TO CATALONIA.”

Just deal!