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Description of the Game
In company with a number of jolly travelling companions we leave Genoa .amid waving of handkerchiefs and farewells. The shores of Europe soon disappear and the splendid liner bears us swiftly towards the Orient. During a short stay in Egypt we have an opportunity to study the manners arid customs of the. East —_Passing through the Suez Canal we sail across the Indian Ocean and arrive in India — the land of wonders, — where we give attention to the ancient buildings. In our magnificent steamer we call at various ports among which Calcutta and Hong-Kong are the most interesting. But in order to make a more exact study of the people and institutions of Japan we must content ourselves with more primitive means of conveyance: — we ride in little carts drawn by runners. — The mighty ocean brings us on his broad shoulders to the "land of unlimited possibilities’ — America. Her imposing natural scenery and interesting street scenes induce the travellers to remain there rather a long time. — But now we commence our homeward journey from New York’s Liberty Statue. In Europe we welcome the scenery of home, which seems doubly beautiful after having seen so much that was strange and foreign. Our joy, however, is greatest in that moment, when we step on to our native soil again to be warmly welcomed by those we love.
Rules of the Game.
The pack of sixty cards consists of fifteen quartetts, so that a quartett contains four cards which belong together. The one who succeeds in getting the most complete quartetts, has won the game. In detail the procedure is as follows: — The cards are shuffled and dealt so that, if possible, each player receives the same number. Each one then sorts his cards and puts those together which have the same heading. In this way it is possible to get one or more quartetts complete. These are put aside and kept. After this the incomplete ones must be filled up.
The player sitting on the dealer’s left begins by asking for those cards which he wants. He can ask anybody he likes. If the person asked has the card it must be handed over to the questioner and the latter may continue demanding cards in this manner till he asks for a card which is not in the hand of the one asked. When the person asked has not the card in question then the player who demands it loses his right to ask, and the one who was asked takes the turn and continues in the same manner. Notice that you must never ask by mentioning the quartett heading but always ask for the parts of the quartett which are printed in black. The one who began the first game must deal the cards in the second, and so on.