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Re: If

From:John Fisher <john@...>
Date:Saturday, May 22, 1999, 20:37
In message <19990522021659.17196.qmail@...>, Adam Walker
<dreamertwo@...> writes
>>From: FFlores <fflores@...> >>Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 22:05:31 -0300 > ><huge snip> > >>I don't have time to do right now, but in the >>meantime I'd like to know what is pitch-and-toss, > >Pitch-and-toss sounds like gambling with dice or some such.
Shorter Oxford Dictionary says: A game of combined skill and chance. Each player pitches a coin at a mark; the one whose coin lies nearest to the mark then tosses all the coins and keeps those that turn up "head"; the one whose coin lay next in order does the same with the remaining ones, and so on, until none are left. I don't suppose Kipling is advocating gambling as such, btw; just that you should be prepared to risk everything if it's important enough. -- John Fisher