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Rough and tough things are what a boy of ten-eleven likes to do. Planning a party for such boys may not seem easy, especially if your lad is in the top ten lists of those active boys. Do not worry, the solution is just below.
"Be sure to have some boisterous games, Mom. The fellows like things a bit rough, you know." That was our ten-year-old's comment as we sat down together to plan a party. My heart did a flip-flop because we have no amusement room and "boisterous" games for a bunch of ten- and eleven-year-olds sound like a bad omen for the living-room furnishings. However, we didn't refuse because we genuinely wanted to welcome Tom's friends to our home. Because all boys at one time or another dream of life on the wide open ranges, we decided this would be a cowboy party. For invitations Tom gathered some birch bark and on it printed in black ink the following:
Planning">All cowhands are invited to the Bar-B Ranch on Friday night next at 7 P.M.Tom.
The invitations set tongues awaggin'. Planning">All the boys came on time cowboy outfits complete even down to the six-shooters. As the guests arrived Tom gave each lad a brand to wear for the evening half were Bar-B and the other half QT ranchers. All guns were checked at the door, because as Tom said this was no shooting' fray.
As soon as the lads had all got there, Tom asked the boys from the two ranches to line up in two separate lines for a "Bundle Relay." Then he gave the first player in each line a ball of cord. When the signal was given each leader passed the ball to the next boy in line but held on to the end of the string. As the balls passed down the lines the cord unwound. When the end of the line was reached the balls in each line were passed up the lines behind the backs of the players until they reached the first players again. The object was to see which team could first wrap itself into a bundle.
The sequel to the race consisted in untying the bundle by passing the balls back and winding the cord as it went.
"Bundle Relay." is the top of all game in cowboy party. Though it required a little big space, but it always delighted the young boy's heart with great joy.
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