406 POLISH DRAUGHTS.
which ought to have taken has changed its position ; but if things remain in the same state, the player who neglected to huff or to insist on your taking, may do so after several moves, whether he perceived or not at first the fault of his adversary.
8. The pawn or the queen which captures, not only cannot repass over a square it has once leapt, but on the contrary must halt upon the square over which it has passed, and upon which there is a pawn or a queen which forms a part of those that may be taken, if this pawn or this queen has another behind it, although there may be beyond several pieces that it might take; and what is more, this pawn or the queen placed behind the pawn or the queen which ought to take, has the right to take this pawn or queen if undefended. The following example will illustrate our position:
White has a pawn upon 27, 32, 33, and 37, and a queen at 43.
Black has a pawn at 3, 4, 9, and 19, and a queen at 10 and 13.
Black queen at 13 can take 4, and is obliged to place herself at 28, because she is stopped by the pawn 32, which she cannot take till she has placed herself so that the white pawn at 32, which is behind her, takes her and two other pawns, and goes to queen at 5.
9. The following are the circumstances under which the huff may take place :—
1st. When instead of taking the greatest number of pieces you are able, you take an inferior number. Thus if on one side you have the option of capturing four pawns, and on another three, you must take the former.
2d. Again, supposing with equal numbers that there are pawns on one side and queens on the other, or a queen and some pawns, in that case you