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The Book of Sports: Containing Out-door Sports, Amusements and Recreations, Including Gymnastics, Gardening & Carpentering   By:

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THE BOOK OF SPORTS:

CONTAINING OUT DOOR SPORTS, AMUSEMENTS AND RECREATIONS, INCLUDING GYMNASTICS, GARDENING & CARPENTERING,

For Boys and Girls.

BY

WILLIAM MARTIN, AUTHOR OF "FIRESIDE PHILOSOPHY," "THE PARLOUR BOOK," "INTELLECTUAL CALCULATOR," ETC. ETC. ETC.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON: DARTON AND CO., HOLBORN HILL.

M.DCCC.LII.

J. WERTHEIMER AND CO., PRINTERS, FINSBURY CIRCUS.

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CONTENTS.

PREFACE vii

I. GAMES WITH MARBLES. Ring Taw 9 Lag Out or Knock Out 10 Three Holes 12 Arches 13 Bonce Eye 13 Sun and Planet Taw 15 Pyramid 19

II. GAMES FOR COLD WEATHER. Prisoners' Base 21 Stag Out 22 Warning 23 Mouse in the Corner 23 King of the Castle 24 Hippas 24 Thread the Needle 24 Touch 25 Bowls 26 Quoits 27 Why and Because 27 Bombardment of a Snow Castle 29 Bandy Ball or Golf 31 Foot Ball 32 Trussing 32 Follow my Leader 33 Blindman's Buff 33 Tip Cat 34 Jingling 35 French and English 36

III. DANGEROUS GAMES. Heap the Bushel 37 Drawing the Oven 37 Hop Scotch 38 Basting the Bear 38 Buck, Buck 38

IV. GYMNASTICS. 39 Walking 44 Running 45 Leaping 46 Climbing 49 Rope Ladder 50 Slant Board 50 Vaulting 50 Balancing 51

V. CRICKET. 55 Laws of the Game of Double Wicket 59 The Bowler 61 The Striker 62 The Wicket Keeper 64 Laws for Single Wicket 65 Bets 67

VI. SWIMMING. 69 Preliminary Exercises in Swimming 78 Bernardi's System 83

VII. GARDENING. 89 How to keep a Garden all the year round, with directions for each month 105

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