59. As soon as the player to the left of the declarer has led, the

declarer's partner shall place his cards face upward on the table, and

the duty of playing the cards from that hand shall devolve upon the


60. Before placing his cards upon the table the declarer's partner has

all the rights of a player, but after so doing takes no part whatever

in the play, except that he has the right:--

a To ask the declarer whether he has any of a suit in which he

has renounced;

b To call the declarer's attention to the fact that too many or

too few cards have been played to a trick;

c To correct the claim of either adversary to a penalty to which

the latter is not entitled;

d To call attention to the fact that a trick has been erroneously

taken by either side;

e To participate in the discussion of any disputed question of

fact after it has arisen between the declarer and either adversary;

f To correct an erroneous score.

61. Should the declarer's partner call attention to any other incident

of the play in consequence of which any penalty might have been

exacted, the declarer is precluded from exacting such penalty.

62. If the declarer's partner, by touching a card or otherwise, suggest

the play of a card from dummy, either adversary may call upon the

declarer to play or not play the card suggested.

63. Dummy is not liable to the penalty for a revoke; if he revoke and

the error be not discovered until the trick is turned and quitted,

whether by the rightful winners or not, the trick must stand.

64. A card from the declarer's own hand is not played until actually

quitted; but should he name or touch a card in the dummy, such card is

considered as played unless he, in touching the card, say, "I arrange,"

or words to that effect. If he simultaneously touch two or more such

cards, he may elect which one to play.

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