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What a Story The Contents
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Unit 1/1
Unit 1/2
Unit 1/3
Unit 2/1
Unit 2/2
Unit 2/3
Unit 03 The Happy Story of a Tramp
Unit 04 The Frightening Consequences of Finding a Body
Unit 5/1
Unit 5/2
Unit 5/3
The Sad Life of an Old Man
An Uncomfortable Situation for Brian
Unit 8 (1) An Alarming Experience on the Road
Unit 8 (2) An Alarming Experience on the Road
Unit 9 A Remarkable Event Caused by the Wind
A Remarkable Event Caused by the Wind
Unit 10 A Moral Learnt in France
A Moral Learnt in France
The Silly Story of the Cat
The Silly Story of the Cat (prompt)
Unit 12 A Disappointing Holiday for Pam
Unit 13 A Coincidence in New York
Unit 14 The Tragic Story of the Balloonist
Unit 15 The Unfortunate Story of the Lost Money
Unit 16 A Worrying Evening Waiting for News
Unit 17 An Amusing Day on a Building Site
Unit 18 The Horrifying Happenings at a Student Demonstration
Unit 19 The Dramatic Events at the Bank
Unit 20 The Fascinating Story of a Find in the Roof
Unit 10   A Moral Learnt in France
  Roulette is a gambling game played in casinos all over the world. It is played with a roulette wheel which has a sort of clock-face with numbered slots all round it. A small ball is thrown into the wheel as it spins. The game is concerned with betting on which numbered slot the ball will come to rest in when the wheel stops spinning. The numbers are all either red or black in colour, and players can also bet on whether the ball will stop at a red coloured number or a black coloured one. Although Tom wasn't interested in gambling himself, he agreed to go to France with a friend of his, Tim, to try out an 'unbeatable' system for winning at roulette.
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It was absolutely ludicrous
everybody else would have stumbled on it
indefinitely
in order to
convince himself
data
a minimum stake
to hold his hand
very sceptical
terribly amusing
eager
aristocratic people
it started to build up
to drown our sorrows
it absolutely cured him
it would have actually been his undoing

Here are some points for you to track the idea of the story:
The story is about a time when Tom was at university;
Tom's friend, Tim, sent for all the printed records of the spins of all of the leading casinos on the Continent to work out a system;
Tom went with Tim to Le Touquet because Tim wanted a companion;
They went to France for the first day of the casino being open because it was out of season;
When Tom and Tim went to the casino, they wore old casual clothes;
When the Marquis of Bath and his wife saw Tom and Tim at the casino, they ignored them;
By ten to twelve, Tom and Tim had won  £350;
To double ten times and not to win was impossible;
Tom and Tim kept £3 at the end of the evening to buy drinks with;
In the notebooks which they burnt in the wood,
Tim had worked out the system he thought was unbeatable.

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