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We never are too old for this, my dear, because it is a play we are playing all the time in one way or another.
playing at going to church, perchance, or at scourging Quakers, or taking scalps in a sham fight with the Indians, or scaring one another with freaks of imitative witchcraft.
Why those are the ladies-in-waiting playing their games; I must go down to them.
Best of all, he ought to imagine his fellow-gamblers and the rest of the mob which stands trembling over a coin to be equally rich and gentlemanly with himself, and playing solely for recreation and pleasure.
This was the first occasion on which he had ever felt that he was playing well enough to give him a chance of defeating a really good man.
Some reading was done, and much smoking and sewing, though not by the same parties; there were the monsters of the deep to be looked after and wondered at; strange ships had to be scrutinized through opera-glasses, and sage decisions arrived at concerning them; and more than that, everybody took a personal interest in seeing that the flag was run up and politely dipped three times in response to the salutes of those strangers; in the smoking room there were always parties of gentlemen playing euchre, draughts and dominoes, especially dominoes, that delightfully harmless game; and down on the main deck, "for'rard"-- for'rard of the chicken-coops and the cattle--we had what was called "horse billiards.
Soon nothing was seen but boys playing this game, and the more skilful acquired vast stores of nibs.
When he arrived he saw the children playing in the garden.
I do not understand," said Tara "I have heard them speak of playing at jetan, but surely no one can be killed at jetan.
He looked upon the garden and the playing child, and upon the lovely young woman beneath him, but with eyes which did not see, for De Vac was working out a great problem, the greatest of all his life.
And maybe I stand a better chance to learn the game he's been playing all his life than he would stand of learning the game I played up North.
If he thought at all, he was under the impression that he was playing the game as he had played it with Skipper.