He had been to the card tables to look there for his friend.
In the drawing-room the buzzing about the card tables was hushed a moment as she went in.
When the gentlemen had joined them, and tea was over, the card tables were placed.
Some one said they were to dance that night, and card tables were set ready for players.
But the young detective paid little attention to any of the players at the card tables.
He was thought to be a "deffle of a dog" in the mess, where the non-com officers had tea at small writing and card tables.
All the great women at court had their card tables, around which thronged the courtiers, who won and lost enormous sums.
In an adjoining room, the portires of which were drawn aside, were card tables, surrounded by numerous lovers of games of chance.
We are afraid that many a party is formed, rather to derive benefit from the card tables, than for the sake of hospitality.
Card tables, and quiet recesses, richly curtained, invite to self-surrender and seclusion.