How To, a Book of Tumbling, Tricks, Pyramids and Games

How To, a Book of Tumbling, Tricks, Pyramids and 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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...previously climbed onto the shoulders of an outsider and been brought close the others. Pull Over, Hands Between the Legs--Call the boy with his arms between his legs B and the other A(Fig. 127). Bsprings as well as he can and puts his chin against his chest, while A pulls vigorously and straightens up. B must keep his legs well spread, so that he straddles A's body as he comes over (Fig. 128) 127 A con tinues to pull, but at the same time he pushes B's legs away by a forward shove of the body, so that the finish is almost at arm's length, the two boys facing each other. Chair and Pin--Stick a pin un128 der one side of the back of a chair. Without getting off the chair, reach around from the opposite side and pull the pin out with the teeth. Backward Bend--Grasp a stick about two feet from its end. Place the hands just beneath the nose, bend the knees, throw the abdomen forward and bend backward until the end of the stick touches the ground. Stoop If You Can--Place your heels against a wall which has no projecting board at the bottom. Have something placed near your toes, and try to get it by bending forward from the waist, keeping the knees straight, and without losing your balance. If you have a 129 flexible spine, and can double up like the boy in the cut, you can do it. Clasp the back of the legs, put the chin against the chest, and go doubling down. Return in the same manner. Straddle Backward--A advances one leg and kneels with the other. B stands with his back to A, with his legs spread, his knees bent, and his hands between his legs, with the thumbs next each other. A puts his thumbs under B's thumbs, and the palms of his hands across B's. B gives a good upward spring, leaning backward gas he rises. A pushes upward as 130" hard as he...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650697
  • 9781236650696