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Example Suppose The Three Cards To Be Ten Seven And Six As

before; then, each of those numbers subtracted from seventeen, the

remainders will be respectively, seven, ten, and eleven, which, added

together, make twenty-eight, to which the single card you drew being

reckoned as one, and added, makes twenty-nine; and that number

deducted from fifty-two, leaves twenty-three, which is the amount of

the three cards the party drew.

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The following amusements principally depend on dexterity of hand; and,

as what is termed making the pass, will be necessary to be acquired,

to enable the operator to perform many of them, we subjoin the

following explanation of this term: