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An Unexpected Fifth at Whist.

' ; We had been playing all the«V(Bnijag at whislj. r .Our stake had, been gpld'.XQohur poii^tsj.and twentyjon the r,ubber.. , who was always luck'yyiiad won five consecutive rubbers,- which brought 1 a selfs^tisnedysmileto his countenance, andmade us, the losers, look anything but pleased, ■when he,• suddenly-; changed countenance and hesitated to play.:. f . "■ Thib-the more surprised us since, .be was i one who seldom pondered,, being fectly master of tho game that he deemed long consideration superfluous. " Play saway, r Maxey, : whati «re you .about ?" impatienfly deinnndecl Ghurchill, one of the most impetuous 'youtha^lhat ever wore the'uniform of the bodyguard. 1 •"■Hush," responded Maxey,'iri a' tone wliich thrilled through ■ us* at the same time turning deadly pale!-" •'■'" ■'" tUitf " Are you unwell'{ said another, about to start 'vp } for he believed our friend' had been'suddenly takenill.^>« ". .■-■■'■. ;" Sit quiet said the other in a; tonel;denbtirig' extreme.'fear or' pain; ' and-"iHid down his cards. "If you value riiy life don't move.-" ' '-"■'•'''- •:"■ .i :<.•

"What'canhe mean? 'Has he taken leave of'his senses?" demanded ChurcHil), appealing to myself.' ''•-> r =- "^ ' ,'H.k.M " Don't star{^-don'tf move, I tell you 1" irra^prtf of-whisperl rca^;ji«verf£pn*»t, 'uttered; Maxey. ' ""^"you" I\n&k£toy sudden- mdtifin I aln fa ifeadtinanl'l We exchanged looks. He continued— " Remain: quietfi andjjdlrjnay y e t be well. I have a .cobra capella round my, ■ Our fir=+ impulse was to drawnacit^ur ,ci.,ur.-,, leu, mi iijiiiivilin^ look ■ from, $ho jViciim, induced us to. remain, ;vg were, aware , ;that:,^should n;.i:--yr hu; one foldVan^.ittawli hinwelf t9 any r other of tli,e;paity,:thatr ujdi^dual might "abeady ba .count^^aßiaj'deaclr^jiu^ ,so ,'f?tftl /ipjV-tKe'tißiW^ol^'jbbai^cjiFißpded monster. ;; f,- ffOj f o h Wi v&ul'dteer ■ Poor Maxey was dressed as many old resident^stpl.d^e^i^J^dia, gamely, in, breeches and silk stocKinffls^-j||es therefore the morpA p^ainlyjfek every movement of the shake^ Hi^Tcountenanee assumed a livid hue ; tibe^words^se^iiig >tq .j^aye^hia^.nouth without that f eature^ altering its 'position, ■ so rigid wa^lri^.^ook, so fearful was he lest the r slightest, i muscularr movement should alarm tlie,serpent,,,^d hasten its fatal.fcit?. 'vc"=v ?} r^ ay, /' g>jTATJCO We were in agony little less than his .durinffthe scene;, :ri ■?;ovrj;- v Sj^|fii3»; He is coiling round! murmnred Maxey.; : ,^ltfeeljhinitj.cpld-r^ldtte my limb ; and now he tightens [ For-^the lo.ve of Heaveit.cali,fQr f ;Boine )r milk ! Let it be placed on the ground near "me ; let some be spi|^onthe:-floqr.nT $J OH. L 'i s ~ Churchill cautiously gave uhe order, arid aservanti..slipped i outji>f,j(the'rdom. . '.' Don't stir! Northcote, you moved your head:. : By everything sacmi.J cbnjUtjp^oVnQt W do> sq[^ih| f.iltjainot be long ere my fate is decided: I hive a wife and two fin Europe ; tell them I diea blessing" them » that my last' Players w^er^for. thejav-the, snakew grinding itself .rpms;:my T calf-^I leave t tnem|aU I posse.ssi ]'d g&q. iwn\ost; fahcyT ieej^his brcatJij"! r[To dib in such.; a maixnei;!/./ jTho.miik' was.brought and cirefuily put down,'a few.drogs wercj fjprii>klefl<)n, the floor,. r nnd' ( Ltlie' 'a'ffrigh\te4;' I senrap,ts .drew ■back/ 'Ai'aiii Maxey'sp6ke-J v ■"• ■; l» " No, no, it ias^ntj''effect; on the eon-' traiy hehas cksp^a* tighter—he look down, biifc'^ itti sure h^ifSt"to*. drawback apd gire.the.bite of deatti^dth '< mbrefatal^reoisionC \- ilece^eme, O-Eord 'aMipardonVe.l <W^»st l-n<|ur 4s^ofcie. Again he pauses; itd% firm, Jbnb this is past endurance. Ah, no ; he has undone anothei;'foid,v~a&d (lops^nSlhimself. Can he be going to someone else ?"

We involimt«rilyi rftart«d.'.' / - -'' For tHe loyo of r Heaven 'stir" nofc—l am a dead' man ;- but bear with me. Ho .still loosens,: -he4s ,aboufc to. dart.-,. Move ln6t;^^mf'p^h^M'fsiSik^oS - - that 1 way;'"' OK t tHis agony is too hard to bear. Another pressure, and lam dead, * No he relates? 1 ;J 10 rjj ':'L 7.' ~ , " At that 4ttoyenienfc l poor ! .Bfaxey. jpen* ' 'tured" to "iook 11 "dowiir.:!cH4 Ihad mi\\'--:iA li-!ii-i:lf ; the last coil h^'falton* Hti(i !!:i. j-,|ii i!i> was maiviitu for.the liiilk. •■ \ ■ ;i|ii sivisl-- wiVed . ''■ niwl 1 ■ Mnvcy bfiiiiii.u ii-...i!i his i-lijiit 1-, ami Ml s«di>oloss ini4. ,■ in;- .viiii-. of <.?n> of his, >yr\;mls. ; .' 11! ".P'-Mut iiisi.inr Mm woroiin di^iorsfd, i.hu Hi-iki: in.-: kilhd, iiml our piltu 1 .iriemi car.-i.-l i>|.-n? il(!ji<] tl>;in alive to in.sTociH.

vi-^' 1' v.vno 1 i\m nt-w.r foftjot ;it well. i.;i my liii'iiiory Mill, mroiijjfhoiiod by :"■■. .-ah. >•} \>-.-.v Mavy, who fnaii fh»' hour pined, in hopeless imbecility, -§nd sank into an early gfavfe f Vi^- Of; o»-> >

Afc.aj.yjW.ng Indies' seminary, during an cxa^typiiftifi^ili'Jiistory, one ot 1 he pupils was iiitcrVogatod- "thus; "Mary, did Martin Luther die a natural death ?" "No, was the reply: he " was excommunicated by a buU, 1

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An Unexpected Fifth at Whist., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2424, 8 May 1890

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An Unexpected Fifth at Whist. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2424, 8 May 1890

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