On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Chapter 3, The Gambit of Shame Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, The Gambit of Shame Summary

Bond, the captive of the two gunmen, is rushed across the sea in the cold night air, holding the girl. Again, he thinks back over the previous day.

When Bond goes to the casino, he joins a high-stakes game of baccarat. Bond waits for a run of luck, and finally he begins to win. He doubles his money and then keeps doubling it. His wins keep increasing. Finally, his luck ends, but he has made a small fortune. Bond vows to hold on to his winnings by playing conservatively.

Then, the woman with the white Lancia comes up to the table. The countess is a beautiful blonde. She bets "banco", the maximum bet, which matches the bank, and loses. Then, she can't pay her debt and the casino will not cover her. Without a thought, Bond pays the twenty...

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