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small card; when he leads his knave, do not win it, because it is an equal wager, you not hav­ing the king or ace, that your partner has it, and consequently you may gain a trick by passing the knave, which cannct be done if you either put on your king or ace of clubs.
13.  A case for a slam.—Suppose A and B part­ners against C and D ; and that C deals. A has king, knave, nine, and seven of clubs, being trumps; a quart-major in diamonds, a tierce-major in hearts, and the ace and king of spades. B has nine diamonds, two spades, and two hearts, D has the ace, queen, ten, and eight of trumps, with nine spades. And C five trumps, and eight hearts. A leads a trump, which D is to win, and D plays a spade, which C is to trump ; C leads a trump which his partner D wins ; then D leads a spade, which C is to trump ; and C plays a trump, which D is to win ; and D having the best trump, is to play it; which done, D having seven spades in his hand, wins them, and consequently slams A and B.
14.  If your partner lead the king, and you have none of that suit, pass it, by throwing away a losing card, unless your right-hand adversary has put on the ace.
15.  Suppose your partner leads the queen, and your right-hand adversary wins it with the ace, and returns that suit, in case you have none of it, do not trump, except you play for an odd trick, or are weak in trumps, but throw away a losing card, which makes room for your partner's suit.
16.  Suppose you have the ace, king, and one small card, and your left-hand adversary leads that suit, and suppose you have four small trumps, and no suit of consequence to lead from, and your
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