Cards Liable To Be Called

46. All exposed cards are liable to be called, and must be left on the

table; but a card is not an exposed card when dropped on the floor or

elsewhere below the table.

The following are exposed cards:--

I. Two or more cards played at once.

II. Any card dropped face upwards, or in any way exposed on or above the

table, even though snatched up so quickly that no one can name it.

III. The trump card if lifted from the pack.

47. If any one play to an imperfect trick the highest card on the table,

or lead one which is a winning card against his adversaries, and then

lead again, or play several such winning cards one after the other,

without waiting for his partner to play, the latter may be called on to

win, if he can, the first or any other of those tricks, and the other

cards thus improperly played are exposed cards.

48. If a player or players, under the impression that the game is lost

or won, or for other reasons, throw his or their cards on the table face

upwards, such cards are exposed, and can be called, each player's by the

adversary; but should one player retain his hand, he cannot be forced to

abandon it.

49. If all four players throw their cards on the table face upwards, the

hands are abandoned, and no one can again take up his cards. Should it

then be proved that the game could have been saved or won, no such claim

can be entertained unless a revoke be established.

50. In a lone hand, should either adversary abandon his hand by laying

it face upwards on the table, or by failing to play to every trick, the

party playing alone scores five points.

51. A card detached from the rest of the hand is liable to be called if

either of the adversaries can name it; but should an adversary name a

wrong card, he is liable to have a suit called when he or his partner

next lead.

52. If any player lead out of turn, the adversaries may either call the

card erroneously led, or may call a suit from him or his partner when it

is next the turn of either to lead.

53. If any player lead out of turn, and the other three have followed

him, the trick is complete, and the error cannot be rectified; but if

only the second, or the second and third, have played to the false lead,

their cards, on discovery of the mistake, are taken back, and there is

no penalty against any one except the original offender.

54. If a player who has rendered himself liable to have his highest or

lowest called, fail to play as desired, or if when called on to lead one

suit, lead another, having in his hand one or more cards of the suit

demanded, he incurs the penalty of a revoke.

55. In no case can a player be compelled to play a card which would

oblige him to revoke.

56. The call for an exposed card can be repeated until such card has

been played.

57. If a player called on to lead a suit have none of it, the penalty is


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