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    the end of the first hand ...

    Hi

    At her usual time that is, the end of the first
    hand after half past ten
    she rose and said goodnight,
    holding her finger in her book and saying ...

    I'm not sure I understand what "the end of the first hand after half past ten" mean?

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    Re: the end of the first hand ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    At her usual time that is, the end of the first
    hand after half past ten
    she rose and said goodnight,
    holding her finger in her book and saying ...

    I'm not sure I understand what "the end of the first hand after half past ten" mean?
    A "hand" can be one round in a card game. I imagine that she had been playing cards and left at her customary time, that is, after finishing the first game of cards soon after 10:30.

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