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Arthur Machen

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    trace back the trading instinct to that love of a risk—or in other words to the desire for the unknown
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    risk means uncertainty, and uncertainty connotes the unknown
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    cardsharping has become impossible to a man of taste
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    gambling with loaded dice, betting against a horse that he knows is to be made "all right," playing cards with honours up his sleeve
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    gambling, even under its most sordid aspects, is not altogether sordid; it's the mystery, the uncertainty, the hours of "strange surmise" that the smallest bet gives to the bettor that make the real delight of betting
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    after all, the office-boy who "puts on" half-a-crown is really only an example of the love of man for the unknown; the half-crown is a venture into mystery
    🪨🪞je citiralaпре 2 године
    even horse-racing and an interest in "events" are preferable to stagnation, and that there is something august in the universal human passion for gambling
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    He would speak of stories on which he was engaged, but I have never seen his name on publishers' lists, and I do not think that he had adopted a pseudonym.
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    he was always ready to defend the thesis that, all the arts being glorious, the literary art was the most glorious and wonderful of all
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    we held our sessions and talked freely and with enjoyment of many curious things, which, as the Hermit would say, had the huge merit of interesting no one but ourselves
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    But I believe that "something had happened" many years before, in the prehistoric age of the 'seventies.
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