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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 138 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 138
The Country School (cont. [continued] from p. 106) courting could not last forever. One day Carrie attempted to, did talk in a very friendly way with another girl. The matter got to a point where Leila interfered and a quarrel followed. The thick friendship was instantly broken and the two did not even speak to each other for some days. Carrie Roberts was the daughter of an English family that had moved into our neighborhood, occupying the old Kit Williams Place.  Marble Time Marbles usually began after the first rains. There was a ring in which each boy placed so many marbles, and shot at them with a _taw._ As long as he knocked a marble out of the  :::::::::  ring he could keep on shooting. As I remember his taw did not become _dead_ by remaining in the ring, but had to remain where it finally rested in the ring when his turn ended. If it stopped in the ring, he could exchange his taw for an ordinary marble. Then there was a game by which one played from hole to hole in the ground, but the details of this have now gone from me. The new marbles as they come from the store were ringed with narrow rings of bright and wonderful colors that gave me a fine thrill just to look at them. There is an article on marbles in Encyclopaedia Brittanica, vol. 17, p. 679, 11th ed. _ May 26, 1934.
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