¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 not possible)..Determined to attempt a little strategy I gave him a knowing wink, suggestive of the all- powerful “pourboire”, but the incorrigable [sic] only repeated his warning, just as I was about to surrender he looked at my head and said something about “chapeau”, In my anxiety for Alice I had forgotten to remove my hat-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 At these tables, gambling, may be seen, the nobility of many nations, young and old, male and female. I regretted more than anything to see grayhaired old men and women sitting hour after hour, feeding the tiger with their trembling hands. Everything appears fair, no one accuses the officers of dishonesty, simply, the ignorance of the laws of chance give “the house” about three chances out of four- At any rate they are able to pay the gov^t assessment of about $375.000. annually out of their short seasons-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Four skillfull attendants sit at the centre of each table to manipulate the money and tools. Shopkeepers of the city make fortunes by buying in jewels and valuables of the victims who, having nothing else left to pay their board, are compelled to make great sacrifices.