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Perhaps the most charming bridge book of all time is Right Through The Pack, published back in the late forties. The setting is a bridge club in London, the players go home at the end of the game, and the cards then come to life, all 52 of them eager to tell a delightful tale in which they had excelled. If this deal were in that book then it might well be The Tale of the Heart Two. See how that heroic little fellow saves the day for Declarer.
Against a contract of 4♥, West leads the ♠J and North tables a rather sad Dummy. To make her contract, Declarer must set up some minor suit tricks. Can Declarer afford to draw trumps before playing on the minors?