January 2015 Archives

On Lonely Hearts

The Baron's most recent wager had Sir R----- pay one coin to play and involved separately shuffling the hearts from two decks of cards before turning over the topmost of each set. If the cards matched Sir R----- was to win a prize of fourteen coins from the Baron and the game would then end. If not he should have given the Baron another coin and the next pair of cards should have been overturned and the same rules followed whilst there were unturned cards remaining.

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