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By Dan Beard

Crackabout is played with a town-ball or a soft rubber ball. For noise and activity Crackabout excels all other games. The boy owning the ball cries "Crackabout!" and throws the missile at his nearest comrade. 

All the others make a mad rush to gain possession of the ball, and as soon as one of their number has secured it, the others make an equally mad rush to escape; and alternately rushing together to secure the ball and scattering far apart to escape being hit by it, shouting and laughing, the boys are soon tired out and are ready to rest or play some quieter game. 

Twenty years ago Crackabout was the favorite recess game in Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky, and when the boys came in at the call of the bell they were all mopping their heads with their handkerchiefs, and brighter eyes and rosier cheeks never faced a tired and patient school-teacher than those which came fresh from a rollicking game of Crackabout.

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