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CHAPTER VIII. page 45

Towards the end of the last century Aix-la-Chapelle was a great
rendezvous of gamblers. The chief banker there paid a thousand
louis per annum for his license. A little Italian adventurer
once went to the place with only a few louis in his pocket, and
played crown stakes at Hazard. Fortune smiled on him; he
increased his stakes progressively; in twenty-four hours won
about L4000. On the following day he stripped the bank
entirely, pocketing nearly L10,000. He continued to play for
some days, till he was at last reduced to a single louis! He now
obtained from a friend the loan of L30, and once more resumed
his station at the gaming table, which he once more quitted with
L10,000 in his pocket, and resolved to leave it for ever. The
arguments of one of the bankers, however, who followed him to his
inn, soon prevailed over his resolution, and on his return to the
gaming table he was stripped of his last farthing. He went to
his lodgings, sold his clothes, and by that means again appeared
at his old haunt, for the half-crown stakes, by which he
honourably repaid his loan of L30. His end was unknown to the
relater of the anecdote, but `ten to one,' it was ruin.

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