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By Dan Beard

There is no skill required in this game, and the only excuse for its existence is that the rapid growth of our big cities has had the effect of so covering the boys' playgrounds with buildings and other obstructions that the boys are compelled to adapt such games as they can play under the existing conditions. So "Stand-up Megs" has become popular in many places.

Make a two-foot ring about six inches from a convenient house or fence. Use a "bumboozer" for a taw and stand at the taw line about six feet from the ring. Hold up your taw and take aim with your right eye, and shoot by hunching at the marbles in the ring. If you miss, pick up your big taw and let the next boy shoot. If any one knocks one or more ducks out, he continues to shoot until he fails. Each boy takes his turn until all the ducks are knocked out of the ring. Another way to play the game is to make a hole in the ground and place a duck for each player in the hole, then standing at the taw mark the players with their "bowlers" or "bumboozers" shoot as already described. If a player's taw or shooter fails to knock out any megs and remains in the hole, then he must put in as many ducks as "are up" before he is allowed to remove his taw.

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