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Outdoor Sports and Games

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Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,887 / 229 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.2
LoC Category: GV
Downloads: 988
Added to site: 2005.07.17
mnybks.net#: 10724
Genres: Non-fiction, Games
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e, in wrestling and feats of strength, found that the man with the largest muscles is not always the best man.

There is one question that every growing boy will have to look squarely in the face and to decide for himself. It is the question of smoking. There is absolutely no question but that smoking is injurious for any one, and in the case of boys who are not yet fully grown positively dangerous. Ask any cigarette smoker you know and he will tell you not to smoke. If you ask him why he does not take his own advice he will possibly explain how the habit has fastened its grip on him, just as the slimy tentacles of some devil fish will wind themselves about a victim struggling in the water, until he is no longer able to escape. A boy may begin to smoke in a spirit of fun or possibly because he thinks it is manly, but more often it is because the "other fellers" are trying it too.

My teacher once gave our school an object lesson in habits which is worth repeating. He called one of the boys to the

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