Variations





The game is sometimes played for flushes only; that is, the four cards

must be of one suit before a player's "Bird sings," and sometimes only

three cards are dealt to each player, in which latter case flushes alone

are recognised.



The game may also be continued until the whole pack of cards is exhausted;

in which case, whenever a player's bird sings, he turns the four cards

over and regards them as one trick. Four other cards are then given him

from the top of the undealt portion of the pack, and the game proceeds as

before. The ultimate winner is he who secures the greatest number of

tricks. In the case of a tie the stakes are divided between the two or

more players who have an equal number.





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