By Daniel Carter Beard
First released in 1882, this can be a wealth of initiatives and video games, with functional instructions on easy methods to lead them to, via one of many founders of the Boy Scouts of the United States. the last word pre-TV, anti-couch potato job e-book, it solutions the query, "What's there to do?"
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Extra resources for The American Boy's Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition
The best way to Bind a Prisoner and not using a wire. A gentleman who was once a lot attracted to the foregoing description of snowball battle sends a caricature of the way he and his playmates used to bind their prisoners taken in snow battles. The captive used to be taken to a put up or smooth-trunked sapling and forced to place his legs and arms round it as though he have been approximately to climb. the perfect leg crossed the left leg, and the toe of the perfect shoe used to be driven in the back of the publish or tree trunk within the place proven by way of the representation. After taking this place the prisoner used to be lightly driven down right into a sitting place. it truly is subsequent to most unlikely for someone so mounted to come up with no aid. The toe of the left shoe binds the precise leg; the toe of the suitable shoe binds the put up, and the fingers could be basically used to carry on through. whilst a pal reaches the captive he's taking him by means of the palms and lifts him up. once the prisoner assumes an upright place he can unfastened himself easily. corporation leisure. a similar gentleman who despatched the above creative machine additionally tells of a few humorous manœuvres the men used to head via. for example, in the course of a lull within the conflict, the commander might name out “Company relaxation! ” One guy then assumed a stooping place; the following guy sat at the correct knee of the 1st guy; a 3rd guy might take a seat upon definitely the right knee of the second one guy etc till a circle was once shaped, every one fellow sitting in another fellow’s lap and but not anyone sitting upon anything. “Thus,” says the correspondent, “we all have been enabled to take a seat with no utilizing the damp snow for a camp stool. ” bankruptcy XXVIII. SNOW-HOUSES AND STATUARY. IN “THE land of the nighttime sun,” the a long way arctic areas the place Jack Frost ideas superb, the place the glistening ice and thickly packed snow covers the panorama virtually the complete 12 months around, the hardy population dwell in huts equipped of frozen blocks of snow. the inner of those icy dwellings are usually not, as should be intended, uncomfortably chilly, yet, to the contrary, are fairly hot and cosey. Boys who're prone to doubt this can make the test for themselves. After the 1st solid out of date snow typhoon has coated the play-ground, roads, and house-tops, and whereas the merry jingle of the sleigh-bells tinkles throughout the wintry air allow them to busy themselves rolling large balls of snow after the style defined within the bankruptcy on “Snowball Warfare,” making the basis of the home precisely within the similar approach as that defined for the snow-fort (page 208). The roof is made from forums or planks coated with snow. A barrel put over a gap within the roof, and surrounded via packed snow safely formed, will make an outstanding chimney. A pane of glass will be set within the sq. gap made for a window; a heavy piece of carpet should be hung from the ceiling over the entrance, with a view to act as a curtain; or if the younger work-people decide to take hassle sufficient, they could publish a framework within the door-way and dangle a wood door to it through leather-based or canvas hinges. An outdated range, or a fire-place made close to the wall below the chimney, provides a end to the home that might be came across fairly comfy and cozy so long as the snow lasts.