Make a mark on the ground at a place called the ” starting point.” At ten yards’ distance from this make another, called the ” spring.”
Then let the players arrange themselves at the starting point, and in succession run to the second mark called the spring. From the spring make first a hop on one leg, from this make a long step, and from the step a long jump. Those who go over the greatest space of ground are of course the victors.
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