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by Ernest Thompson Seton

For this we, use the spears described in Tub-tilting. The spear pads should be covered with waterproofing. The ordinary rules of canoe tilting are followed. Each spearman stands in the bow of his boat, on the bow-seat. His crew bring him within 6 or 8 feet of his rival, and now he endeavors to put him overboard. Points are reckoned thus: 

Forcing your enemy to put one foot down off the seat . . . . . 5

Forcing your enemy to put two feet down off the seat . . . . . 10

Forcing your enemy on one knee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Forcing your enemy down on two knees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Forcing your enemy to lose his spear . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .. . . 10

Forcing your enemy overboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 25

It is a foul to use the spear as a club or take hold of the enemy's spear with your hand. 

The umpire may dock up to twenty-five points for fouls, or give the round to the other. 

When canoes are used, the spearman stands on the bottom, so all points are by loss of spear, or by going overboard.

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