I should like to hear any man stand up and say I want to bet unfair.
But I'm afraid o' neither man nor ghost, and I'm ready to lay a fair bet.
My confusion, he said, betrayed me, and he would be willing to bet
the Devil his head that she did not.
there's a hundred men in Sydney right now that would fork over twenty quid for the right of calling you his.
Oh, don't bet
, it's not right, and I know your father wouldn't like it.
Well, I'll bet
a dinner costing five hundred francs at the Rocher de Cancale that Rabourdin does not get La Billardiere's place.
At last, Providence being propitious, this wonderful loading came to a happy termination, Captain Nicholl's third bet
being thus lost.
Whereupon Flashman makes for the door at once, that Tom and the ticket may not escape, and there keeps watch until the drawing is over and all the boys are gone, except the sporting set of five or six, who stay to compare books, make bets
, and so on; Tom, who doesn't choose to move while Flashman is at the door; and East, who stays by his friend, anticipating trouble.
you ten guineas to five, he cuts his throat,' said Wilkins Flasher, Esquire.
There was about an average of two dogs to one man; and these sat in expectant attitudes till a spent bone was flung to them, and then they went for it by brigades and divisions, with a rush, and there ensued a fight which filled the prospect with a tumultu- ous chaos of plunging heads and bodies and flashing tails, and the storm of howlings and barkings deafened all speech for the time; but that was no matter, for the dog-fight was always a bigger interest anyway; the men rose, sometimes, to observe it the better and bet on it, and the ladies and the musicians stretched them- selves out over their balusters with the same object; and all broke into delighted ejaculations from time to time.
Many large bets
were made at London and throughout England generally, first, as to the real or supposititious existence of Dr.
But, by the bye, you have already lost three bets
with our president, as the necessary funds for the enterprise have been found, as the operation of casting has been successful, and lastly, as the Columbiad has been loaded without accident, six thousand dollars.