Life Staked at Cards

Life Staked at Cards : A Sketch of the Life of Henry Meyer, a Converted Gambler (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Life Staked at Cards: A Sketch of the Life of Henry Meyer, a Converted Gambler I was born on November 25, 1859, in the City of New York, of German parents. My father was a prosperous business man, of a generous disposition, kind and charitable to his neighbors, and a man whose word was as good as his bond. My mother loved me ar dently. She was faithful to all her duties as a wife and mother, and her tender devotion to her children was the controlling impulse of her life. Her generous self-sacrifice, and her almost unlimited capacity to forgive, no one can know so well as her wayward boy, who numbers among his most bitter regrets to-day the recollection of the 'years of anxiety and grief which he brought. Upon that precious mother, and of the numberless pangs with which he wrung, that mother's heart. I went to the public school until my thirteenth year, and then was sent to Stutt gart, Germany, to be educated for an archi tect. I remained in Germany till my seven teenth year. After coming home I disliked the profession for which I had studied, and went on the road as a commercial traveler, in which capacity I served for five years, and, in 1881, I started in the book and stationery business for myself; had a good trade and any number of business friends. From my business I reaped a handsome profit, and up to March 23, 1884, I had not a care upon me, and lived a good, honest Christian life. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 68g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243183712
  • 9780243183715