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Children of all countries are alike in at least one thing. They all like to play games. Most children play some kind of ball game. We would think some of the games odd, but the children seem to have as much fun as we do with our baseball. The little Eskimo boy plays with a ball of sealskin partly filled with sand, which lie strikes with his hand. He also plays with an ivory ball that he knocks about on the ice. The Chinese boy uses a cork with feathers stuck in it. He tries to keep it up in the air by kicking it. Indian boys use a strip of leather with a ball of leather partly filled with sand tied to each end. They throw the balls to each other by means of sticks with hooks at the ends. They catch the balls with these hooks. On some of the islands in the Pacific Ocean boys wrap coconut shells with cord so that they will bounce. In each country the children make their balls out of material which is easy to get.




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