This gambler he was the slickest short-card player ever struck hereabouts.
A courage, moreover —the gambler's courage—that is typically American.
And he was both to batter it down, for he still had the gambler's faith in his luck.
A soldierly compound of vanity, duty and the gambler's hope.
Now that gambler pretends he is a commercial traveller from Buffalo.
The gambler ...