The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Burning Daylight by Jack London:|
"It'll cost you three thousand for a look in, but nobody will
stop you from raising."
"Raise--hell. You must think I got a pat like yourself."
Kearns looked at his hand. "But I'll tell you what I'll do, Mac.
I've got a hunch, and I'll just see that three thousand."
He wrote the sum on a slip of paper, signed his name, and
consigned it to the centre of the table.
French Louis became the focus of all eyes. He fingered his cards
nervously for a space. Then, with a "By Gar! Ah got not one
leetle beet hunch," he regretfully tossed his hand into the