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An Almanac of Twelve Sports

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Author: Rudyard Kipling
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,770 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,485
Added to site: 2010.10.22
mnybks.net#: 29334
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Poetry, Games

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Certes it is a noble sport
And men have quitted selle and swum for't,
But I am of a meeker sort
And I prefer Surtees in comfort.

Reach down my "Handley Cross" again.
My run, where never danger lurks, is
With Jorrocks and his deathless train
Pigg, Binjimin and Arterxerxes!

[Illustration: January.]

Coursing.

Most men harry the world for fun--
Each man seeks it a different way
But "of all daft devils under the sun
A grey'ound's the daftest" said Jorrocks J.

[Illustration: February.]

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