The Book of Sports

Containing Out-door Sports, Amusements and Recreations, Including Gymnastics, Gardening & Carpentering

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Author: William Martin
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,479 / 100 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77
LoC Category: GV
Downloads: 3,584
Added to site: 2008.04.14
mnybks.net#: 20567
Origin: gutenberg.org

The prime object of this book is to induce and to teach boys and girls to spend their hours out of school in such a manner, as to gain innocentenjoyment while they promote their own health and bodily strength. The Author has never lost sight of this object, considering it to be what properly belongs to a Book of Sports.

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bounds or prisons, a player from the other side immediately following to capture him; one from the other side follows after the second to capture him, and so on, both parties sending out as many as they think fit. The object of each player is to intercept and touch any player of the opposite side who has left his bounds before him, but he is not at liberty to touch any that have started after him; it being their privilege, if they can, to touch him before he gets back to his own bounds. A player must touch only one person each time he leaves bounds, and cannot be touched by another after he has taken a prisoner. Every player who is touched, must go to the prison belonging to his adversaries, where he must remain until one of his own side can touch him; and prisoners can neither touch nor be touched in their return to their own bounds again. The game is won by that side which has taken all the other party prisoners.

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