The Ballad of a Small Player - Chapter 19 - 20 Summary & Analysis

Lawrence Osborne
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In Chapter 19, Lord Doyle went to the Landmark to see if his winning streak would continue. As Doyle walked in, he witnessed three fanatics at the high-stakes tables lose it all to the banker. As he played again, he turned over another natural, then another, and then another. The odds of him continuing to turn over nines or naturals were so slim that no one knew what to think. Although no statistical laws had technically been broken, they have been stretched beyond imagination. He closed up shop before 8 am and was still feeling lucky.

Doyle was beginning to get bored with his constant luck, however, since much of the allure of his gambling addiction came with adrenaline rush at the idea of losing everything. He began to think about investing because he knew he shouldn’t loose everything and because he was not...

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