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The Long Rooms was a Portsmouth gambling establishment frequented Army and Navy officers with money to spare. It was run by the Marquis de Sainte-Croix. It was also patronized by well-to-do civilians, notably Truelove and Wilson.

During Horatio Hornblower's unemployment during the Peace of Amiens, he earned half a guinea a week by playing whist from noon to two in the the morning with any three that needed a fourth.


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