St. Nicholas, September, 1886, No. 11 Volume XIII

St. Nicholas, September, 1886, No. 11 Volume XIII

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Excerpt: ...that no unfair count may be recorded. The game is usually five, but sometimes "double morra" is played, the score being ten. In this case, at the end of the first five, the hands are brought together with a slap, to indicate that the second half is begun. This slap is also given at the completion of an ordinary game. The great point is to play as rapidly as possible and exactly in unison, as otherwise an opportunity is given for unfair advantage. A very old Latin proverb describes an honest man as, "Trustworthy enough to play Morra in the dark"; and it is a very good description, for one who has no honor about trifles can never be trusted in graver matters. Pg 847 THE KELP-GATHERERS. A Story of the Maine Coast. By J. T. Trowbridge. Chapter XIII. ON THE OLD COW'S BACK. nce more in the boat's stern with his steering paddle, Perce Bucklin gazed eagerly over the bobbing heads of the twins, who were rowing, and reported his observations, as they approached the castaway on the back of the "Old Cow." "It's nobody I can make out," he said, when near enough to recognize, as he believed, any person he knew. "But that isn't a yachting-cap he has on; it's a handkerchief tied around his head. The sun on the water dazzles me or Ishow more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236735188
  • 9781236735188