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In a dead silence, save for the low voices of the three players, the draw was made.
The players glanced at one another, and Kearns announced, "The roof's off."
"There is some mistake, sir," cried one of the other players. "Why, this is Count de Coude, of France." "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."
"The accusation is ridiculous." This from one of the players.
The mingling of the public with the players was a practice which so annoyed the haughty French actor, Baron, that to suggest to the audience the absurdity of it, he would turn his back on them for a whole act, and play to the audience on the stage.
On the left, among the players at the other half of the table, a young lady was playing, with, beside her, a dwarf.
Blanche's voice naturally picked him out as the first player on her side.
The game is won when a player places any of his pieces on the same square with his opponent's Princess, or when a Chief takes a Chief.
They mean heavy play and no mistake, and so old Brooke sees, and places Crab Jones in quarters just before the goal, with four or five picked players who are to keep the ball away to the sides, where a try at goal, if obtained, will be less dangerous than in front.
Then, too, the players ceased to be monks and priests, and the acting was taken up by the people themselves.
If what is now said does not make this clear, we will explain it still further: if there should be any one, a very excellent player on the flute, but very deficient in family and beauty, though each of them are more valuable endowments than a skill in music, and excel this art in a higher degree than that player excels others, yet the best flutes ought to be given to him; for the superiority [1283a] in beauty and fortune should have a reference to the business in hand; but these have none.
Some have considered the larger part of mankind in the light of actors, as personating characters no more their own, and to which in fact they have no better title, than the player hath to be in earnest thought the king or emperor whom he represents.