The other convicts are suspicious that James has returned unpunished, believing he has turned informer. A vote is taken as to his survival, which goes narrowly in his support, thanks to Elizabeth, the deal being that he act as a double agent and inform on the governor. Private Mulrooney dies of a snake bite in the bush and Ross gets Letters Molloy to write to his parents, claiming that he died in an heroic skirmish with natives - whilst telling the convicts the truth to dissuade them from escape attempts. Ross also gives Kitty a gift, making MacDonald jealous. Tommy and James join a card game with some of the soldiers which Tommy wins, causing bumptious Private Buckley to accuse him of cheating and to boast about having had sex with Elizabeth.
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The soldiers are playing poker game. If the first colony was established in 1788 (wikipedia.org - History_of_Australia) it couldn't be played since it was first mentioned to be played in US in 1829. See more