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236                           BOSTON.
undertake to get five, as in the table. When this is settled, the playing begins, as at Whist, except that the partners may be differently placed, and each is to take up his own tricks.
If the player obtain, or the player and partner jointly, the proposed number of tricks, or more, he or they are entitled to the fish in the pool called the bets; and besides, the number of tricks which they have won together, added to the number of honours they both held, is to be mul­tiplied by the number in the table at page 2-40, over against the tricks they undertook, and under the name of the suit the trump was in ; whether in the preference or common suits : the product must then be divided by 10, and the quotient shows the number of fish to be paid to each of the successful players, by the other two; or in the event of a solo to be paid him by each of the three others: should the product happen to be less than 10, one fish is to be paid nevertheless; if 15 or upwards, and under 20, it is to be con­sidered as 20, and two fish to be paid; if 25 or upwards, and less than 30, as 30, and so on, viz.
Suppose the player and partner have under­taken five and three tricks, the trump in a common suit: they get eight, their proposed number ; this if they have no honours, is to be multiplied by 1, (because in a common suit) the product is only 8, which cannot be divided by 10, but one fish is however paid to both player and partner by the other two. If they undertake five and three tricks, and get nine, the trump in second preference, and no honours, then 9, multiplied by 2, producing 18, is considered as 20, and divided by 10, making two fish to be paid to each of them. Should they undertake and win six and four tricks, the trump in a common suit, having two by honours; 2 and
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