Diversions and Pastimes by R. M. Abraham - Book
R. M. Abraham was a popular British creator of puzzles and games. His bag of tricks was filled with a variegated collection of ingenious problems, tricks, surprises, diversions with string, paper, wood, etc., and many other curiosities and amusements.
This volume is a compilation of 319 of these pastimes and puzzles-a book that is
sure to delight and challenge youngsters and adults alike.
There is an extensive two-part section on problems and brain-teasers (66 "easy,"
34 "not so easy") involving reasoning, rearrangements, relations, riddles, and mathematical recreation. Full solutions are provided. This is followed by over 50 games
and tricks to try with matches and coins, checkers and chess diversions, balancing
feats, and sleight-of-hand.
You will also find "strong man" tricks and stunts (Have you ever tried to catch
a falling sheet of paper between finger and thumb before it reaches the ground?)
for parties and get-togethers and many other amusing and challenging ideas to test
your and your friends' agility and cunning. Other sections include knot and string
games, paper folding and cutting, and miscellaneous tricks, such as telling time by
the North star, card tricks, magic squares, and others.
Offering hours of lively entertainment and fun, this book will be a boon to anyone
in charge of a group of youngsters: teachers, scoutmasters and den mothers, camp
counsellors, Sunday School teachers, club advisors, et al. Parents will discover many
useful suggestions on how to keep their children constructively and interestingly
occupied. Older puzzle and problem fans and party hostesses, among others, will also
welcome this little book.
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