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 raised it a sovereign, and the man at his left dropped out.
The other players drew three cards each, and the gambler took one.
He was pitting himself like the gambler against the final throw.
I accepted the doctors' decision philosophically, like the gambler that I am.
And a gambler, in the strict sense of the word, I had never been.