This game may be played by any number of players. A large stone is selected, and placed on a particular spot, and the players first ” Pink for Duck,” that is, they each throw their stones up to the mark, and the one who is farthest from it becomes ” Duck.”
The Duck places his stone on the other, while the rest of the players return to the bounds, and in succession pitch their stones at his with the endeavour to knock it off.
If this is accomplished, Duck must immediately replace it, and the throwers must pick up their stones and run to the bounds.
As soon as Duck has replaced his stone, he runs after any of the other players, and if he can succeed in catching or merely touching any one of them, the player so touched becomes Duck.
Excerpt from the book:
EVERY BOY’S BOOK: A COMPLETE ENCYCLOPÆDIA OF SPORTS AND AMUSEMENTS.
EDITED BY EDMUND ROUTLEDGE. With more than Six Hundred Illustrations FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS. LONDON: GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS, THE BROADWAY, LUDGATE. NEW YORK: 416, BROOME STREET. 1869.