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to be put aside for the next deal. If the wrong deal be not discovered before discarding or playing, it stands good.
If either party plays out of his turn, he must take up his card, unless his adversary had played to it, in which case it is a good trick. Either party looking at his adversary's tricks, may be compelled to show his own. A player throwing down his cards forfeits two, if has not won a trick ; and if has won a trick, he loses one. A player is considered to have thrown down his cards if he lowers them so as to lead his adversary to think that he has given up the game, and under that impression has induced him also to show his hand. A player quitting his seat without his ad­versary's permission, and of any person backing his play, must be considered to have given up the game ; but in that case, a better may take up the cards, and finish the game.
A player revoking or underplaying, cannot score the point if he win it; and likewise, if he make the vole, he can only score one, or he may be com­pelled to play the hand over again.
OF DISCARDING.
If the first player be dissatisfied with his hand, he may propose, but it is at the option of the dealer to accede or not to his proposal.
If the dealer accedes to the proposal, he gives his adversary, from the talon, cards corresponding to the number he may have thrown out, and then in like manner discards from his own hand as he pleases.
Should the dealer not accede to the proposal to discard, or that his adversary plays without proposing, the opposite party if he make the point is entitled to score two.
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