On the cards

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"Please place your money on the cards or I may get muddled in the reckoning."
Whatever the mysterious written words on the cards might mean, the black had selected him twice from the throng for their recipient; and now seemed to have condemned him as deficient in the wit and spirit to engage the enigma.
It's rivals, like a pack, are likely to follow suit at some stage, but gas price cuts of only around 5% are on the cards.