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By Dan Beard

In this game the house takes the place of the pitcher or giver. Two boys, a batter and a catcher, stand facing a blank wall, usually the side of a brick house. The catcher throws the ball against the side of the house and as it rebounds the striker, or batter, endeavors to hit it, and then runs to the house and back home before the catcher can touch him with the ball. If the batter misses the ball and the latter is caught by the catcher, the batter is out and must take the catcher's place. 

If the striker reaches the house, but is unable to return before the catcher secures the ball, the catcher throws the ball against the house and catches it on the rebound, and the runner is expected to run in home, or attempts to do so before four balls are passed. Otherwise the striker is out, and must give up his bat to the catcher and take his place behind the bat.

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