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2oo The Book of Indoor and Outdoor Games
13. The goal-keeper may not stand nor play at the ball from behind the goal-line.
The game is won by that side which either scores the larger number of goals in a given time or which scores the majority out of seven goals.
A pole is firmly fixed in the ground and a heavy ball suspended by a rope attached to the top.
Two slabs of stone are sunk into the ground at equal distances from the pole and at opposite sides. The player stands upon one of these and, taking the ball in his hand, aims it at the ninepins, that are arranged upon the other flagstone. He is allowed three chances and then another player has his turn. To obtain the best success it is necessary to swing the ball around the pole before letting it fly at the pins. The number of the count is agreed upon by the players.
Another form of Lawn-Skittles is played with balls and ninepins, as in a bowling alley. A back-net is necessary.
This game has been the delight of numberless genera­tions of boys. A large, rough stone is chosen for the "rock," and each player provides himself with a stone— about as large as can conveniently be held in the hand. A line is then drawn about ten or twelve yards from the block—beyond which is "home."
They then "pink for duck"—that is, each boy throws his stone toward the rock, and the one whose stone is farthest from it becomes "It," and must place his stone on the rock as a mark for the rest. This is the first. "duck." "It" then places his stone on the rock and
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