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G.W. Jacobs & Company, 1908 - Amusements - 191 pages

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Page 129 - But to bring perhaps from afar what is already founded, To give it our own identity, average, limitless, free, To fill the gross the...
Page 3 - STREPSIADES. Never mind; teach him. He is clever by nature. Indeed, from his earliest years, when he was a little fellow only so big, he was wont to form houses and carve ships within-doors, and make little wagons of leather, and make frogs out of pomegranate-rinds, you can't think how cleverly.
Page 178 - ... of thought, and is so easily employed by the smallest pair of hands, that it is one of the best materials to give to the little child.
Page 178 - When ready to put away, break into small pieces, put the pieces together, knead a little till made into a mass, punch a few holes in the mass, fill these with water, put into a stone jar and cover with a damp cloth. Or put the clay into a cloth, dampen, and then, twisting the four corners of the cloth together, drop the mass on the floor. Do this several times and it will be found welded together. Then put into the stone jar. Disinfect clay by exposing to sunshine.
Page 162 - A central oblong with four faces attached, showing one above, one below, one to the right, and one to the left, was far from an uncommon answer.
Page 94 - Place six potatoes in a row about three feet apart. Place six others in a parallel row some distance away. Give two players each a spoon, and at a signal they start to race. Each player runs up his row, picking up the potatoes, one by one, carrying each in turn to a given point, then coming back for another potato, till all are thus carried.
Page 160 - The Pegboard The pegboard, an additional gift devised by Mrs. Alice H. Putnam, can also be had in two sizes, the large one to be preferred. The board is perforated with holes at regular intervals and is accompanied with colored pegs, which the child loves to insert in the openings.
Page 177 - Older children may be shown how to roll it with the palm into long slender cylinders. Then coil these round and round spirally upon themselves and so build up a jar, as certain primitive races do. Then smooth it outside and inside until well shaped.
Page 176 - When not in use keep rolled up on a curtain-pole, broom-handle or dowel. This preserves it from untimely cracking. Upon this oilcloth the child can easily work with the clay, and the small pieces which may stick to it are readily wiped off with a damp cloth. If preferred, a small board about a foot square may be used instead of oilcloth.
Page 22 - There are few American children who need to be told how to pop corn ; they see it done before they are able to do it themselves. But this fascinating occupation is not known to many children outside of the United States.

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