Every Little Boy's Book, a Complete Cyclopaedia of in and Out Door Games

Every Little Boy's Book, a Complete Cyclopaedia of in and Out Door Games

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...is the case either when all the attacking party are dead, or the banner is carried off by one of them. The player who carries off the banner is called the Knight, and is chosen Captain for the next game. BUCK, BUCK, HOW MANY HORNS DO I HOLD UP? This is a very good game for three boys. The first is called the Buck, the second the Frog, and the third the Umpire. The boy who plays the Buck gives a back with his head down, and rests his hands on some wall or paling in front of him. The Frog now leaps on his back, and the Umpire stands by his side: the Frog now holds up one, two, three, five, or any number of fingers, and cries, "Buck! Buck! how many horns do I hold up 1" The Buck then endeavours to guess the right number; if he succeeds, the Frog then becomes Buck, who now jumps on the other boy's back. The Umpire determines whether Buck has guessed the numbers rightly or not. In some places it is usual to blindfold Buck to prevent the possibility of foul play, but in our opinion this precaution is quite unnecessary. BULL IN THE RING. This active, merry, noisy game can be played by any number of boys, and commences by their joining hands and forming a ring, having enclosed some boy in the middle, who is the Bull. It is the Bull's part to make a rush, break through the ring, and escape, and the part of the boys who form the ring to hold their hands so fast together that he cannot break their hold. Before making a rush the Bull must cry "boo" to give warning, so that the boys may grasp their hands more tightly. The whole ring generally replies to the Bull's challenge by crying "boo" all together, and a pretty noise they make. When the Bull breaks through the ring he is pursued until captured, and the boy who seizes him...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236524055
  • 9781236524058