When I set myself the task of discovering a really perfect system I determined not to give up until I had worked out a plan as near to perfection as possible both in regard to the selection method and the method of staking. I had an ideal in mind: the plan must give long winning runs and a minimum of losing bets, the staking must be simple, automatic and fool proof and also well within the means of everyone; there must be no complications, no listing or tedious study.