The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt (of VI), Spanish Passions Volume VI
Excerpt: ...Goudar to be a greater rascal than Medini, I did not believe a word he said; and I waited impatiently for the end of the game. At one o'clock it was all over. The lucky punter went off with his pockets full of gold, and Medini, affecting high spirits, which were very much out of place, swore his victory should cost him dear. "Will you kindly give me my two hundred ounces," said I, "for, of course, Gondar told you that I was out of it?" "I confess myself indebted to you for that amount, as you absolutely insist, but pray tell me why you refuse to be interested in the bank when I am dealing." "Because I have no confidence in your luck." "You must see that your words are capable of a very unpleasant interpretation." "I can't prevent your interpreting my words as you please, but I have a right to my own opinion. I want my two hundred ounces, and I am quite willing to leave you any moneys you propose to make out of the conqueror of to-night. You must make your arrangements with M. Goudar, and by noon to-morrow, you, M. Goudar, will bring me that sum." "I can't remit you the money till the count gives it me, for I haven't got any money." "I am sure you will have some money by twelve o'clock to-morrow morning. Goodnight." I would not listen to any of their swindling arguments, and went home without the slightest doubt that they were trying to cheat me. I resolved to wash my hands of the whole gang as soon as I had got my money back by fair means or foul. At nine the next morning I received a note from Medini, begging me to call on him and settle the matter. I replied that he must make his arrangements with Goudar, and I begged to be excused calling on him. In the course of an hour he paid me a visit, and exerted all his eloquence to persuade me to take a bill for two hundred ounces, payable in a week. I gave him a sharp refusal, saying that my business was with Goudar and Gondar only, and that unless I received the money by noon I should proceed to...
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