The Sin That Was His
"That's a pretty good card!" he stated with owlish gravity. "Worth pretty good bet!" He laid a stack of his gold eagles upon the card.
Three-Ace Artie placed an equivalent number of chips upon his own card, and dealt another apiece--face up now on the table. An eight-spot of spades fell to the Kid; a ten-spot of diamonds to Three-Ace Artie.
"Worth jus' much as before!" declared the Kid--and laid another stack of eagles upon the card.
"Mine's worth a little more this time," smiled Three-Ace Artie--and doubled the bet.
"Sure!" mumbled the Kid. "Sure thing!"