All Rostov's cards were beaten and he had eight hundred rubles scored up against him.
repeated Dolokhov, and as if about to tell a good story he put down the cards, leaned back in his chair, and began deliberately with a smile:
I know that I speak, for the last time, to one who cheats at cards," replied the fellow.
If I am mistaken," said the accuser, "I shall gladly apologize; but before I do so first let monsieur le count explain the extra cards which I saw him drop into his side pocket.
Kearns himself drew two cards
, but did not look at them.
She flung her cards
on the table, and sprang to her feet.
Now bully boy,' said the stout man, raising his eyes from his cards
for the first time, 'can't you let him speak?
Cos if it is, jist you step in to him with that 'ere card
, and say Mr.
Trent dealt them out, looked at his own hand, and, keeping a pair of queens, took three more cards
When I returned, he and Alan had laid the cards
aside, and were questioning a gillie; and the chief turned about and spoke to me in the Gaelic.
And whereas there is now hardly a town of France or Italy in which you shall not see some noble countryman of our own, with that happy swagger and insolence of demeanour which we carry everywhere, swindling inn-landlords, passing fictitious cheques upon credulous bankers, robbing coach- makers of their carriages, goldsmiths of their trinkets, easy travellers of their money at cards
, even public libraries of their books--thirty years ago you needed but to be a Milor Anglais, travelling in a private carriage, and credit was at your hand wherever you chose to seek it, and gentlemen, instead of cheating, were cheated.
About a week or ten days after Miss Verinder had left us, one of my clerks entered the private room at my office, with a card
in his hand, and informed me that a gentleman was below, who wanted to speak to me.
While I was gone, however, she wanted me on important business, and thought I had come here, owing to the card
, and so came after me, and I beg to tender my apologies, and hers as well, for any inconvenience we may have inadvertently caused you.
Only," said he, "it is no longer the sentimental card
of the seventeenth century, it is the card
of life, very neatly divided into two parts, one feminine, the other masculine; the right hemisphere for woman, the left for man.
The people at the police station close by," pursued Lady Janet, "have instructions to send an experienced man, in plain clothes, to any address indicated on your card
the moment they receive it.