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Two Against One

Greetings Sir R-----! Will you join me in a glass of wine and a wager to make it that much the sweeter?

Excellent fellow!

May I propose a game of Two Against One, the name of which always puts me in mind of the time I finally settled the question of which school of fencing was indubitably the superior by testing my mettle against Caranza of the Spanish school and Capo Ferro of the Italian, my having grown weary of their constant bickering about whose was the greatest when I had no doubt whatsoever that it was in fact the German.

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