"Cavendish" also has one for ecarte and whist. Unfortunately, the ecarte treatise is not available on the googles beyond the bit about the rules. Several editions of the whist treatise, however, are on the googles. Some poking around on the googles for the "jeux de regle" for ecarte will find some aids. I found a poor plaintext transcription of the "Cavendish" book on some archive site.
I suppose ecarte may not be too interesting, since playing the jeux de regles when the other person isn't leads to victory almost infallibly, while both playing by them makes it almost a matter of chance because, with only five cards, there's little opportunity to exercise skill. Or not, I don't know. I fear it would be like blackjack when it's useless to try to count cards, it's a matter of odds and what to do will fit on a cheat sheet that the casinos would willingly give you. Piquet is interesting even if you think you know the odds. Then again, I mean, this will all have to wait until I actually have a chance to play ecarte.
A famous icon will be at church on Wednesday, as will the Metropolitan. It's kind of a big deal. I, however, have class. I will entertain the possibility of skipping class, but I don't have a good hold on the material of the last couple weeks and the test is in two weeks. So, the answer is probably to go to class.
Absurdity with UPS: we ordered some socks off amazon. They sent it UPS. They want a signature. In person. At least, according to the card they left. There's a box for being able to sign a card and have it left and a box for being there in person to sign for it and the checked the latter. This is, like, a $12 purchase. So I signed the card, as nobody will be home, and hope they drop it off anyway. It's a friggin' $12 set of socks. I'd really much rather have them drop it off with the remote chance of it being stolen than have to go out to the UPS facility, which would take like 2 hours if I had a car. FFS. Or have it returned because the silly person driving the UPS truck thinks I need to sign for my $12 socks.
I suppose I could try French googling for ecarte, too.
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