Titre original : The Ghost Who Played Cards
Candy meets the boy Tony Charles who claims to be a patient of the Internal Medical Department and entices Candy into playing poker like a true card shark. Upon investigation Tony is either a ghost of a boy who died a month ago, or not a patient at all. When Dr. Robson shows up to enjoy Candy's company during their mutual night watch, Candy is forced to leave Tony by himself. While Candy and Dr. Robson play poker in the doctor's office, Tony steals into the apothecary to get an expensive heart medicine for his sick mother. But the stolen medicine is dangerous with doses of more than a half-gram. A security guard recognizes the set of cards that Candy has of him and remembers Tony from the time his mother was in hospital. They can locate Tony's mother, pump her stomach, and Dr. Robson plays a game of poker with Tony with the payment of hospital and medicine bills as the stake. Dr. Robson loses.