The boy retired and returned after a moment, bringing the tiny silver tray, which was covered with ladies' visiting cards
As to the latter, when every posting-house and ale-house could produce somebody in "the Captain's" pay, ranging from the landlord to the lowest stable non-descript, it was the likeliest thing upon the cards
Ham, who had been giving me my first lesson in all-fours, was trying to recollect a scheme of telling fortunes with the dirty cards
, and was printing off fishy impressions of his thumb on all the cards
The players took up their cards
, but could not keep their eyes off the clock.
Miss Eliza Bennet," said Miss Bingley, "despises cards
At one of his encampments the guard stationed to keep watch round the camp grew weary of their duty, and feeling a little too secure, and too much at home on these prairies, retired to a small grove of willows to amuse themselves with a social game of cards
called "old sledge," which is as popular among these trampers of the prairies as whist or ecarte among the polite circles of the cities.
It was a fine arrangement for Henry Crawford, who was close to Fanny, and with his hands full of business, having two persons' cards
to manage as well as his own; for though it was impossible for Fanny not to feel herself mistress of the rules of the game in three minutes, he had yet to inspirit her play, sharpen her avarice, and harden her heart, which, especially in any competition with William, was a work of some difficulty; and as for Lady Bertram, he must continue in charge of all her fame and fortune through the whole evening; and if quick enough to keep her from looking at her cards
when the deal began, must direct her in whatever was to be done with them to the end of it.
Anne of Austria held the cards
against the cardinal, and her daughter-in-law assisted her in the game, when she was not engaged in smiling at her husband.
Well, you'd better not play," Dolokhov added, and springing a new pack of cards
said: "Bank, gentlemen
I think that I shall hunt up some others who may be equally bored, and see if we cannot find enough for a game of cards
A few feet behind, Trent, by the light of the moon, was practising tricks with a pack of greasy cards
Pluck and endurance counted in the game, but the great god Chance dealt the cards