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_10 to 60 players._


The class is divided into two equal divisions or teams. The teams
stand in opposite outside aisles and face the center of the room. The
game consists in a contest between the two divisions as to which shall
finish first in the following relay, here described for one team.

The leader at the head or front of the line, having the bean bag in
his hand, runs down the first aisle toward the rear, places the bean
bag on the center seat of the row to his left (second row from
standing line), vaults over the seat, and runs up the next aisle to
the front of the room and so to the head of his division. He tags the
player standing at the head of the line and passes behind the line to
the rear, taking his place at the foot.

The player who has been tagged at the head of the line immediately
runs down the first aisle, takes the bean bag from the seat, vaults
over the seat, and passes down the next aisle to the rear of the room,
and so to the foot of his line. He hands the bean bag to the player
next to him, who passes it to his neighbor, and so it is passed up to
the head of the line.

The player at the head of the line, immediately upon receiving the
bean bag, runs down the first aisle, places it on the seat, vaults
over the seat to the next aisle, and so to the head of his line, where
he tags the player who has moved up to his place.

The game thus consists in an alternate placing and taking of the bag
from the seat. The player who places the bag returns to the head of
the line to tag the player standing there, and then passes behind the
line to the foot; the player taking the bean bag returns to the rear
of his line and passes the bean bag up the line.

The division whose original leader first gets back to his starting
place wins the game.

This game was originated by Miss Alice R. Young of Brooklyn,
N.Y., and received honorable mention in a competition for
schoolroom games conducted by the Girls' Branch of the Public
Schools Athletic League of New York City in 1906. It is here
published by the kind permission of the author, and of the
Girls' Branch, and of Messrs. A. G. Spalding & Brothers,
publishers of the handbook in which the game first appeared.

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