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difference of not putting out a card, and having, of course, to lose thirteen tricks; which, if effected, entitles him to the pool, and eight fish from each of his adversaries ; if otherwise, he must pay eight fish to each of them, and a beast to the pool, equal to what he would have taken out, had he gained his point. Petit misere ouvert, and grand misere ouvert, differ from the foregoing merely by laying down of the cards to be played on the table, so as to be seen by all parties (except the card put out, in the case of petit misere ouvert"), and the playing is nearly the same; the only variation in the reckoning consists in paying or receiving sixteen or thirty-two fish, explained in the Boston table, at the end.
When the deal is concluded and settled accord­ing to the aforegiven directions, one or two per­sons will have won and taken the contents of the pool, or some on the contrary have been beasted. In the former case, all the parties must furnish the pool afresh, as at the beginning : but when either of the players is beasted, the new dealer has only to add four fish to the old pool, and so on till some one wins, who is entitled to the bets, and then the beast of greatest value (should there be more than one) is brought into the pool. The beasts may be of different value, because they are to be equal to the contents of the pool at the time of paying each of them, as already mentioned.
If there are several beasts, and the players wish to finish the game, it will be necessary to put two or more beast into the pool at once, or else the parties must share the fish on the table.
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