By Daniel "Dan" Carter Beard
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Marble Time; History of the Game; Sakya-Muni
and Humphrey Potter; Marble
Names; Marble Terms; and Expressions;
Games from Bull Ring to Long Ring.
The Uncertainties of "Fat," Sometimes
Called "Yank " or "Yankey;" Stand-Up Marbles;
the Long Ring; and
Patterson; The Scientific
Bull Ring; Duck in a
Tops; Plug in the Ring; Chip
Stone; Shovels and
Whips; How to Spin.
For Practical Uses; Steering Kites; Life Savers; Men Lifters and Other Novel
Forms; Kites as Motive Power; The
Some Famous Experiments; How the Malays
and Other Oriental Kites are Made; Kites in Tandem; Cannibal and Chinese Butterfly
Paper Dragons or Fish for Kite Strings; A Live Man Kite.
The Old and the New Fangled Hoops; How to
Trundle a Wheel; Sport with Tin-Can Covers.
HOW TO MAKE THE SUCKER
Leather Suckers and Live Suckers; Turtle-Fishing with
How to Make all Kinds; Stilt-Walking Shepherds; Hand or Arm-Stilts are Best for
Stilts Used in Various Countries.
Salt-Water Worms that Live on Land; Angle-Worms, Hellgramites, Minnows,
Crawfish, Grasshoppers, Crickets, Frogs, and "Lampers:" How to Catch and How to Keep Them.
Why and How Fish are Easily Frightened; The Lessons
of Nature and of Experience.
Rowing Clothes; How to Make a Bathing-Suit; How to Avoid Sunburn; Points about Canoeing.
Common Nautical Terms and Expression's Defined; How to Sail a Boat; Boat Rigs.
Distinguish Between a Ship, Bark, Brig, and Schooner; Merits and Defects of
Cat-Boats; Advantages of the Sloop; Rigs for Canoes; Buckeyes and Sharpies.
Just What an Ingenious Boy Must Do to
Build It; Detailed Instructions as to How to Make the Boat and How to Rig It.
A RAFT THAT WILL SAIL
And a Home-Made Catamaran;
Raft is Just the Thing for Camp Life; Pleasurable Occupation for a Camping Party
Where Wood is Plentiful; You Will Need Axes and Hatchets and a Few Other
How Old Shells can be Turned into Boy's Boats; The Cause of Upsets; Landing from and
Embarking in a Shell; What
Canoe is and How It is Made.
How to Capture and Preserve Moths and Butterflies; A New Cabinet.
How to Send a Cipher Message by the Bee Line; The Key; Bee Stings and How to Avoid Them.
Housetop or the Backyard; How to Build a Coop for Animals on the Roof or in the
Yard; The Way to Provide Homes for Various Kinds of Pets.
"Which Hand is It in?;" "Pick'er Up, Wipe'er Off; and Stone Holder;"
"Last One Over;" Short Straw; Handy, Dandy; Riderly Ro; "Whole Fist or Four Fingers;"
"Odd or Even?" " Wet or
How the Game is Played; Various Rhymes; An American Version of an Ancient
Rhyme; Causes of Variations; Rhymes of
How to Swim; A
Wooden "Swimming Master;" Suspension Bridge; Chump's Raft; and Tub
Origin of this Sport; King's X; Last Tag; Iron Tag; Cross Tag; Old Bloody Tom;
Black Man; Prisoner's Base; and Other
With Instructions also How to Play Hunkety and Kick the
Teaching the Game to the Esquimaux; Foot-an'-Half; With
First Back and a Leader; A Game Requiring Skill; Spanish Fly; The Danger of
Quarrelling; Dick's Hat-Band.
VARIOUS SPORTS FOR HOT DAYS
Spirit Tortoise and Dead
Turtles; Jack and the
Candles; Bowlder On, or Duck on a
Rock; Nine and Ten
Pins; Skittles, Ancient and Modem.
How the Cat is Made; English-Cat; Country-Cat; American-Cat; A
Game Requiring Skill and Quickness.
How Town-Ball is Played; One or Two Old-Cat; House-Ball; Hand Up; Ballie
Callie; Crackabout; Over the Barn; Stool-Ball; Corner-Ball; [Rolly
HOP-SCOTCH, AND JACK STONES
The Motions of
Stick-Knife; Universality of the Game of Hop-Scotch; As
Played in Different Countries; Different Games with Jack
PRACTICAL HINTS FOR BICYCLISTS
Regarding Baggage and how to
Carry It; A Photographer's outfit on a Wheel; A Collector's Box; How to Deal with
Punctures; An Extemporized Handle Bar; A Rope Tire; A Cleaning Rack, and a Bicycle
POINTS ON CAMPING OUT
How to Make a Fire in
the Woods on a Rainy Day; To Get a Light Without Matches; The Diamond
Hitch, and a
THE BOYS' BABY BALLISTA
Build this Warlike Engine, and the Fun that can be had With It; Blow-Guns and
Their Use; Blow-gun
Parachutes; The Lariat, How to Make and Throw It.
The Origin of
"Hello" and "Tally-ho;" Indian War-whoops and College Yells;
Squaw; Saddle-bags, or Sky Shinny: The Way the Game is Played; An Exhilarating
Sport, Mandan Ring, A Fine Game for Autumn or Winter.
ON THE FOOT-BALL
The Antiquity of the Game; The General Principles of the Game as It is
Played by the College Teams at Present.
GOLF, HOCKEY, AND SHINNY
How to Lay Out Golf Links and Play the Game; Explanation of the Terms Used in
the Game; How Hockey and Shinny are Played.
Methods of Capturing "Snappers" and Terrapin Described; The
Implements Necessary and Where to Search.
Plain and Fancy Skating; Begin to Learn Young; Cutting a
Circle; The Spread Eagle; The Bull Frog; The Grapevine Garland; The Danger of
"Follow the Leader."
STUNNING MUSK-RATS AND FISH
for Boys on Skates When the Ice is Thin and Clear; How Catfish and "
Suckers " are Stunned and Captured.
SNOW-BALL BATTLE AND SNOW
The Rules of Snow-Ball
Battle; How Rome and Carthage is Played in Cuba; The Ingenious Game of Snow
Instructions as to How to Build these Famous Sleds; A
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