The Draw





34. The first player to the left of the dealer shall have first draw.



35. The turn to draw shall pass from right to left.



36. Before drawing any card or cards, a player shall make his stake equal

to the highest stake on the table, and he shall discard as many cards, and

no more, as he intends to draw.



37. Cards discarded shall be placed on the table, face downwards, and shall

not again be taken into the hand of the player discarding them.



38. If a player, when it is his turn to draw, do not discard or have not

discarded, he shall forfeit his right to discard and draw in that game.



39. Each player, after discarding, shall ask for the same number of cards

he has discarded, and the dealer shall place on the table, in front of such

player, such number of cards, face downwards, from the top of the pack.







40. If the dealer, in giving to any player the number of cards demanded

after the discard, expose a card or cards; such exposed card or cards shall

be returned to the pack, and shall not be given to the player.



41. If the dealer have not sufficient cards remaining in the pack to give

to every player the number of cards demanded after the discard, the dealer

shall call upon any player who has not discarded, but who intends to

discard, to do so, and to announce the number he discards, and the dealer

also shall discard, and the dealer (or some player for him) shall then

collect the whole of the cards discarded, and shall collect them in a pack

and shuffle them, and shall have them cut by the player at his right hand,

and shall then use them to supply the players who have discarded.



42. If the dealer give to any player more than the number of cards demanded

by such player, and such player or any player point out the excess before

any of the cards so given are raised from the table, the dealer shall take

back and return to the pack the card or cards given in excess of the number

demanded.



43. If the dealer give to any player less than the number of cards demanded

by such player, the dealer shall make good such deficiency if it be pointed

out by any player before the cards already given have been raised from the

table.



44. If a player demand a greater or less number of cards than he has

discarded, the dealer need not give him such wrong number, but may demand

to see how many cards have been discarded, and give him that number.



45. If the dealer give to a player the number of cards demanded by such

player, and such number prove to be more or less than the number of cards

discarded, the hand of such player shall be a foul hand, whether it be

raised from the table or not, and such player shall retire from the

game and forfeit his stake in that game.



46. It there be a dispute between a player and the dealer, as to the

number of cards demanded, the evidence of the person at the left hand of

the dealer (whether he be playing in that game or have retired) shall be

taken as deciding the matter; and if the person at the left hand of the

dealer cannot give evidence, or if he be the player who is disputing with

the dealer, the evidence of the person to the right of the dealer shall

be taken, and shall be held conclusive, and if the person to the right

of the dealer cannot give evidence, the evidence of the first person

(beginning with the first person to the left of the disputing player,

and going in succession to each person from right to left) who can give

evidence, shall be taken as conclusive; and if no person at the table can

give evidence, the disputing player shall be held to have demanded the

proper number of cards.



47. If the dealer draw more or less than the number of cards he has

discarded, he shall be held to have demanded such improper number,

and his hand shall be a foul hand, and he shall retire from the game

and shall forfeit his state in that game.



48. If cards drawn be raised from the table, and the hand be found to

contain more or less than five cards, such hand shall be a foul hand,

and the player to whom it belongs shall retire from the game and shall

forfeit his stake in that game.



49. Any player after drawing, but before raising his hand from the table,

may ask the dealer how many cards he, the dealer, drew, and the dealer

shall answer correctly.



50. If a player raise from the table the cards he has drawn, or if he bet,

he shall forfeit his right to ask the dealer how many cards he, the dealer,

drew.







51. The dealer shall not give any information as to the number of cards

drawn by any other player.





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