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By Dan Beard

Novelties for Crockett's Day
How to Run a Costume Race, a Leap-Frog Race, a Wheel-Barrow Race, and a Push-Wagon Race

The next contest is the Leap-Frog Race (Fig. 227)This is run in teams of from three to six on a side.

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Fig. 227.
The Leap-Frog Race

If, for instance, we have Sons of Daniel Boone against four Boy Pioneers, three of the Sons of Daniel Boone line up, one in front of the other, the last one toeing the starting line. The Boy Pioneers line up in the same manner. 

At the word "Go," the racers who have lined up give a "back," as in leap-frog, and the fourth man of both the Boy Pioneers and the Sons of Daniel Boone proceed as quickly as possible to jump over the three backs and himself gives a "back" where he alights on the last jump. The last one of the three follows as quickly as possible, and he is followed by the second one, and the third, and so on, until they reach a mark drawn across the track, about seventy-five yards from the finish. Here every jumper, as he alights, makes a dash for the finish, and the side wins which has the most men over the finish line in the quickest time.

The Boy Pioneers






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