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Healthful Sports for Boys

by

Alfred Rochefort

CONTENTS

SPRING

CHAPTER I

MARBLES HOW PLAYED

Marbles: Where and how made; different games; terms of game; how to gain skill.

CHAPTER II

WHIP TOPS AND TOP GAMES

Whip tops, peg tops, and some other tops; how they are played; top games.

CHAPTER III

KITES AND HOW MADE

About kites; how made; their practical uses; flying contests.

CHAPTER IV

HOOPS, WHEELS AND BUZZERS

Hoops, wheels and buzzers; stilts, different kinds; how used and how procured.

CHAPTER V

LET'S GO A FISHING

"Let's go a fishing"; bait of many kinds and how to get it. Fishing outfit; its care.

SUMMER

CHAPTER VI

BOATING AND CANOEING

Useful hints on boating and canoeing. "Don'ts" to be observed. Definitions.

CHAPTER VII

SMALL SAIL BOATS

How to make and manage small sail boats.

CHAPTER VIII

HOW TO SWIM

Can you swim? How to learn. Confidence.

CHAPTER IX

STYLES OF SWIMMING

Styles of swimming; floating, diving; water games.

CHAPTER X

THINGS BOYS SHOULD KNOW

How sides are chosen in games of contest; some things all boys should know.

CHAPTER XI

CURIOUS RHYMES FOR GAMES

Curious rhymes in counting out games.

CHAPTER XII

TAG AND BULL IN THE RING

All about the good old game of tag, and bull in the ring.

CHAPTER XIII

ALL ABOUT LEAP FROG

Do you know all about leap frog?

CHAPTER XIV

DUCK ON THE ROCK CAT

Dead Turtle; Duck on Rock; Brick Skittles; Tip Cat; Country Cat; American Cat.

CHAPTER XV

BALL, BAT AND RACKET

And now for ball! Some good games that can be played with ball, bat and racket. Town ball; two old cats; hand ball.

CHAPTER XVI

AMERICAN BASEBALL

The great American game of baseball. Some things every player should know. Rules.

AUTUMN

CHAPTER XVII

ALL ABOUT FOOTBALL

The strenuous game of football. How to lay out the ground. Pointers for players.

CHAPTER XVIII

MUMBLY PEG HOP SCOTCH

Mumbly peg; jackstones; Hop Scotch.

CHAPTER XIX

HOW TO CAMP OUT

How and where to prepare camp. A delightful way in which to spend a vacation, if you know the way.

CHAPTER XX

BICYCLES AND LASSOES

Can you ride a bike? Information on wheels. How to throw a lariat.

CHAPTER XXI

GOLF, HOCKEY AND SHINNY

The old Scotch game of golf, hockey and shinny.

WINTER

CHAPTER XXII

SKATING SKIING SNOW SHOEING

On the ice and snow. The royal sport of skating. Some hints on skiing and snow shoes.

CHAPTER XXIII

COASTING TOBOGGANING SLEDS

Coasting. How to make sleds. The bob sled. The toboggan. Snow games.

CHAPTER XXIV

GENERAL ATHLETICS

Walking, Running, Jumping.

CHAPTER XXV

CRIES SHOUTS COLLEGE YELLS

Battle cries, hailing shouts, and college yells.

CHAPTER XXVI

CLEVER TRICKS

Vanishing feats. Curious illusions. Various deceptive amusements.

CHAPTER XXVII

SLEIGHT OF HAND

Balancing. Juggling. Transformations.

INTRODUCTION

Among the many good and wise things said by the great Lincoln was this: "Give me the boy with promise of the man in him, and give me the man with the memory of the boy in him, and both can sit at my table, and if they sit together, we'll have all the better time!"

This book of out door games for boys will make better boys, and they'll get a lot more joy out of life and be the better men in time, for having read it and carried out its rules as to wholesome, honest sport.

The boy who plays an honest game will do an honest business, and he'll win over "the sneak."

If you are "a grown up," read this book, and in doing so live over again the joyous, gladsome days of your boyhood, and you will sigh, as we do while writing this: "Would I were a boy again!"

We want the mother, as well as the father, to read this book, for it will recall the brothers of far off days, and bring her into closer sympathy we must not say "love," for that is already strong enough with the exuberance of her boys.

And the girls? Why, bless you! They, too, should read every scrap of this book, for they will find in it many of their own games, and not one that they could not play and enjoy, if circumstances permitted... Continue reading book >>




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