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By Dan Beard

Sports among boys may frequently be seen trying to entice other boys to pay a stated number of marbles a shot at a notched and numbered shingle.  The "sport" holds the shingle with his hand and rests the edge with the notches in it on the ground, while the player shoots from taw at the notch with the biggest number.  He seldom goes through, but if he succeeds, the "sport" pays him back as many marbles as are designated by the number over the notch his marble went through.  This is a great game for cheating; a slight movement of the shingle from one side to the other will make the best shot miss, and, like all gambling games, create ill feeling, and frequently the game is only decided by the fists of the players.

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