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Chase and Catch Games Third Slap

( Chase and Catch, Choreographed, Running, Tag )

The players should be divided into groups of from five to ten each. One in each group is chosen to be It the others line up in front of him all standing at a distance of from thirty to fifty feet from a goal previously decided on. The players in the line hold their hands extended forward the length of the forearm the elbows being bent and touching the sides the palms should be turned downward.

The one who is It tries to slap the hands of any of the players who may evade him by bending the hands downward upward or sideways at the wrist but may not withdraw the arm or change the position of the elbow. Any player who receives three slaps whether on one or both hands immediately upon receiving the third slap chases the one who is It toward the goal. Should the slapper be caught before he reaches the goal he must continue as before but if he succeeds in reaching the goal in safety he changes places with his pursuer who becomes It or slapper for the next round.

This game may have much sport in it if the one who is taking the part of slapper be very alert and agile in his movements dodging quickly from one player to another and making many false moves to throw the players off their guard as to where he is going to strike next. This game is very popular with children and is an amusing diversion for young people for house parties.

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