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No. IV
THE WIN-AND-LOSE PROBLEM

AT the forty-sixth meeting of the Problem Club, the waiters having left the room, Mr Matthews, smiling and rubicund, took his place as chairman. He finished his glass of an old and veritable cognac, lit with care and a cedar-wood spill a cigar that can only be obtained by the favour of the planter, and read out the terms of the Win-and-Lose Problem.
' It is required to win an even bet of one pound, resulting in a net loss of one pound to the winner ; and to lose an even bet of one pound resulting in a net gain of one pound to the loser. No competitor is to make more than two bets.'
' Well, gentlemen,' said Mr Matthews, ` I'm supposed to make one or two preliminary

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observations. Now here's a thing that strikes me. You may remember that when we tackled the Kiss Problem, our reverend friend Mr Cunliffe said that it revealed the artful Leonard as an apostle of morality. Of course, the padre took the jack-pot on that occasion, and so he may have been prejudiced, but it looks to me now as if he may have been right. See for yourselves. You've got to win a bet and lose money by it, and then you've got to lose a bet and make money by it, and at the end of it you're left just where you were when you started. There's not much deadly fascination and excitement about that -why, it's enough to make you lose your taste for gambling.
'Yes, and there's one more point. I noticed a good deal of preoccupation at dinner to-night. Very few of you seemed to be putting your heart into the work, and I believe I was the only man who had the vol-au-vent brought back to him for further reference. Great mistake that of yours

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