This game is also called Roll Ball and Nigger Baby, and is played by

children all over the civilized world. A number of depressions are

hollowed in the ground corresponding to the number of players and a

hole is chosen by each one. A rubber ball is then rolled toward the

holes, and if it lodges in one of them the boy who has claimed that

hole must run in and pick up the ball while the rest scatter. He then

attempts to hit one of the other players with the ball. If he succeeds

a small stone called a "baby" is placed in the hole belonging to the

boy struck. Otherwise the thrower is penalized with a "baby." When any

boy has five babies he must stand against the wall and be a free

target for the rest to throw the ball at.

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