Spanish Fly





This is an old leap frog game. One player is chosen to be "down". The

others follow the leader in taking frog leaps over the back of the one

downed. At the first leap the leader says, "Spanish fly". All the

others must repeat those words upon taking their leap. At his second

leap, the leader says, "Handlings", and squeezes his fingers into the

back of "Down". The others must do as he did. The leader next says,

"Knucklings" and doubles his knuckles up on the back of "Down" in

leaping over. The next command is "Spurrings", and the leader hits

"Down" with the heel of his right foot in making the leap. The next

command is "Dump the apple cart", and the leader grasps the clothes of

the boy in going over and endeavors to pull him forward. The next is

"Hats on deck", and the leader places his hat on the back of the boy as

he passes over him. The next boy after the leader places his hat upon

that of the leader and so on until all of the boys have their hats on

the back. The next command is "Hats off deck", and the last boy to

place his hat upon the back is the first to leap over, endeavoring to

pick his hat off without knocking any of the others off. Should any of

those following the leader fail in accomplishing the trick they are

supposed to do, they become "Down" and the boy who was downed becomes

the leader.





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