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Healthful Sports for Boys

by

Alfred Rochefort

CONTENTS

SPRING

CHAPTER I

MARBLES--HOW PLAYED

Marbles: Where and how made; different games; terms of game; how to gain skill.

CHAPTER II

WHIP TOPS AND TOP GAMES

Whip tops, peg tops, and some other tops; how they are played; top games.

CHAPTER III

KITES AND HOW MADE

About kites; how made; their practical uses; flying contests.

CHAPTER IV

HOOPS, WHEELS AND BUZZERS

Hoops, wheels and buzzers; stilts, different kinds; how used and how procured.

CHAPTER V

LET'S GO A-FISHING

"Let's go a-fishing"; bait of many kinds and how to get it. Fishing outfit; its care.

SUMMER

CHAPTER VI

BOATING AND CANOEING

Useful hints on boating and canoeing. "Don'ts" to be observed. Definitions.

CHAPTER VII

SMALL SAIL BOATS

How to make and manage small sail boats.

CHAPTER VIII

HOW TO SWIM

Can you swim? How to learn. Confidence.

CHAPTER IX

STYLES OF SWIMMING

Styles of swimming; floating, diving; water games.

CHAPTER X

THINGS BOYS SHOULD KNOW

How sides are chosen in games of contest; some things all boys should know.

CHAPTER XI

CURIOUS RHYMES FOR GAMES

Curious rhymes in counting out games.

CHAPTER XII

TAG AND BULL IN THE RING

All about the good old game of tag, and bull in the ring.

CHAPTER XIII

ALL ABOUT LEAP FROG

Do you know all about leap frog?

CHAPTER XIV

DUCK ON THE ROCK--CAT

Dead Turtle; Duck on Rock; Brick Skittles; Tip Cat; Country Cat; American Cat.

CHAPTER XV

BALL, BAT AND RACKET

And now for ball! Some good games that can be played with ball, bat and racket. Town ball; two old cats; hand ball.

CHAPTER XVI

AMERICAN BASEBALL

The great American game of baseball. Some things every player should know. Rules.

AUTUMN

CHAPTER XVII

ALL ABOUT FOOTBALL

The strenuous game of football. How to lay out the ground. Pointers for players.

CHAPTER XVIII

MUMBLY PEG--HOP SCOTCH

Mumbly peg; jackstones; Hop Scotch.

CHAPTER XIX

HOW TO CAMP OUT

How and where to prepare camp. A delightful way in which to spend a vacation, if you know the way.

CHAPTER XX

BICYCLES AND LASSOES

Can you ride a bike? Information on wheels. How to throw a lariat.

CHAPTER XXI

GOLF, HOCKEY AND SHINNY

The old Scotch game of golf, hockey and shinny.

WINTER

CHAPTER XXII

SKATING--SKIING--SNOW SHOEING

On the ice and snow. The royal sport of skating. Some hints on skiing and snow shoes.

CHAPTER XXIII

COASTING--TOBOGGANING--SLEDS

Coasting. How to make sleds. The bob sled. The toboggan. Snow games.

CHAPTER XXIV

GENERAL ATHLETICS

Walking, Running, Jumping.

CHAPTER XXV

CRIES--SHOUTS--COLLEGE YELLS

Battle cries, hailing shouts, and college yells.

CHAPTER XXVI

CLEVER TRICKS

Vanishing feats. Curious illusions. Various deceptive amusements.

CHAPTER XXVII

SLEIGHT-OF-HAND

Balancing. Juggling. Transformations.


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