Making The Trump And Playing

74. The trump card having been turned, the eldest hand may pass, order

up, or play alone; in either of the last two cases the third hand may

take it from him and play alone.

75. Should the eldest hand pass, the second hand may pass, assist, or

play alone; in either of the last two cases the dealer may take it from

him and play alone.

76. Should the second hand pass, the third hand can pass, order up, or

play alone; and after him the dealer must pass, take up the trump, or

play alone.

77. Should all four players pass, the trump is turned down, and the

first hand can name a suit, or pass; and so on in turn around the table.

Should all pass again, the deal is at an end, and the next player deals.

78. Should the player entitled to make a trump name a suit, he cannot

change; and should he name the suit turned down, he is considered to

have passed.

79. Should the player, after naming the suit turned down, or passing,

mention the suit he intended to make trumps, his partner also must pass.

80. Should a player pass, and then attempt to assist, or order up the

trump, his partner also must pass. The adversaries, however, may elect

that it shall be played.

81. Should a player make a declaration, and his partner not hear it and

pass, the declaration is not invalidated.

82. No player can take away another's right by passing, ordering up, or

assisting, out of turn; but should the dealer turn down the trump card,

or on the second round throw his cards on the table, such action is

binding on his partner.

83. If any one, prior to his partner's playing, should call attention to

the trick either by saying that it is or is not his, or by naming his

card or by drawing it without being asked to do so, or call on his

partner to take or not to take the trick, the adversaries may require

that opponent's partner to play his highest or lowest of the suit led,

or to win or lose the trick.

84. A player has no right to ask who played a particular card, but at

any time during the play of a trick, or after the four cards are played,

but before they are touched for the purpose of gathering them together,

may demand that the cards be placed before their respective players.

85. When a player and his partner have an option of exacting from their

adversaries one of two penalties, they should agree who is to make the

election, but must not consult with one another which of the two

penalties it is advisable to exact. If they do so consult, they lose

their right; and if either of them, with or without the consent of his

partner, demand a penalty to which he is entitled, such decision is


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