If he had said he lost all his money gambling, it wouldn't have been a bigger shock.
Although the constitution of 1894 expressly declares that " any lottery or the sale of lottery tickets, pool-selling, book-making, or any other kind of gambling " shall not " hereafter be authorized or allowed within the state " and directs the legislature to pass ap administration of the state's insanity law.
There he distinguished himself more by his love of gambling and his gallant adventures than by study, but made himself a thorough master, not only of the Spanish language and character, but also of that romantic fashion of Spanish love-making which was to help him greatly in after life, when he became the servant of a Spanish queen.
Gambling was the fiercest passion.
Ethel had moved on to a story of a new gambling ship sailing out of Lynn.