40 years Cornish Game

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40 years Cornish Game

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:16 pm

I am sifting through all the stuff I have found lately and this article popped out because it was unusual.
I hope you enjoy it.

I have transcribed it so you can read it a bit easier.
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A Forty Years’ Game
A game of draughts has been played under very peculiar circumstances between two Cornish families for the last forty years, and is not finished yet. Whenever a member of either house dies, the relatives meet at the deceased’s home as soon as the funeral rites are over, whereupon the two eldest members continue the game, until one of the players loses a man. The positions of the draughtsmen on the board are then recorded and the game postponed until death gives the signal for re-opening the tussle. Altogether nine different players have so far been implicated in the game.

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Re: 40 years Cornish Game

Postby tommyc on Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:10 pm

Looks like a dead LOSS then..............Danny.
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