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then hops along the row, a little to one side of it and stooping down, lifts the bonnets in succession with his teeth, jerking them over his shoulder. If this were gone through without failure the player was game, but if unsuccessful in any way he had to rush for a pre-arranged den, the others pursuing him, 'clouting' him until he reached it with their hastily picked up bonnets.

In " French and Scotch," the boys playing fixed on a territory and standing opposite each other; one side tried to drive the other out of bounds, hopping and jostling each other, with their shoulders, or making individuals drop the other foot, thus causing them to stand aside for the rest of the game. A player might rest himself and again take part in the struggle if he had neither been driven out nor caused to drop his foot.

(P. 136, after line 13.)

There are various forms of Peaver "Beds" used in different places. In Inverness the following diagram will make the usual arrangement clear.

The names applied to beds as numbered are, Firstie, Secie Littlie, Farrie First, Farrie Sec, Mucklie.

Other Argyleshire forms of "Beds" than that given on p. 135 are —

Round Beds.