What to Do and how to Do it: The American Boy's Handy Book

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Scribner, 1882 - Amusements - 391 pages

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Page 265 - ... in the rear. It was in vain we pelted them with snowballs ; on they came, encouraged by a cheer from the teachers and some spectators who by this time had gathered near the school-house. Three times had our noble captain been tumbled from his perch upon the mound in the centre of the fort, when anothef burst of applause from the spectators announced some new development, and as we kicked, we could see "Daddy...
Page 124 - The lower mast being in position (see upper part of cut), the canoeist desiring to make sail brings the boat's head to the wind, takes the topmast with the sail loosely furled in one hand, and the halyards in the other. It is easy for him by raising this mast, without leaving his seat, to pass the halyards one on each side of the lower mast and let them fall into place close to the deck, under the half-cleats at A. Then, holding the halyards taut enough to keep them in position, he will hook the...
Page 152 - After the labor of setting up your tent, your thoughts will naturally turn to a place for sleeping. Cut four forked sticks, sharpen the ends, and drive them firmly into the ground at the spot where you wish your bed to stand. Two strong poles, long enough to reach lengthwise from fork to fork, will serve for side boards; a number of shorter sticks, placed crosswise, will answer for slats; after these are fastened in place, you have a rustic bedstead. — DC BEARD, "The American Boys

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