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CHAPTER V. page 29

`If I relate what I have seen in the matter of play during sleep,
it will be difficult to understand me. A gamester, exhausted by
fatigue, could not give up playing because he was a loser; so he
requested his adversary to play for him with his left hand,
whilst he dozed off and slept! Strange to say, the left hand of
his adversary incessantly won, whilst he snored to the sound of
the dice!

`I have just read in a newspaper,[59] that two Englishmen, who
left their country to fight a duel in a foreign land,
nevertheless played at the highest stakes on the voyage; and
having arrived on the field, one of them laid a wager that he
would kill his adversary. It is stated that the spectators of
the affair looked upon it as a gaming transaction.

[59] Journal de Politique, Dec. 15, 1776.

`In speaking of this affair I was told of a German, who, being
compelled to fight a duel on account of a quarrel at the gaming
table, allowed his adversary to fire at him. He was missed.

he said to his opponent, "I never miss. I bet
you a hundred ducats that I break your right or left arm, just as
you please." The bet was taken, and he won.

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