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a game in which jackstones are thrown and picked up in various groups between bounces of a small rubber ball

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Jacks," Penelope said, "that I am keeping anything from you, you are very much mistaken.
Inspector Jacks smiled, picked up his hat and bowed, while Penelope, with a sigh of relief, moved over to the bell.
Mebbe this is a case where a hunch after the draw is better'n the hunch before," Kearns remarked; "wherefore duty says, 'Lift her, Jack, lift her,' and so I lift her another five thousand.
And now, Jack, let's have a little talk about Pussy.
I thought you had so exactly found your niche in life, Jack,' Edwin Drood returns, astonished, bending forward in his chair to lay a sympathetic hand on Jasper's knee, and looking at him with an anxious face.
Each time Ozma has carved me a new head just like the old one, and as my body is by far the largest part of me, I am still Jack Pumpkinhead, no matter how often I change my upper end.
I think you are brighter than you used to be, Jack," said the Tin Woodman.
The Patchwork Girl was greatly interested in Jack and examined him admiringly.
Well, as for that, my head is stuffed with pumpkin-seeds," declared Jack.
Then it struck him as a very funny thing for Jack to come to life, especially as the expression on his pumpkin face was so droll and comical it excited laughter on the instant.
Moore asked him if it was not time that he and Jack were in the study for the morning recitations.
You know that often it has necessitated a stern struggle on your part to resist the almost insane desire which occasionally overwhelms you to plunge once again into the jungle life that claimed you for so many years, and at the same time you know, better than any other, how frightful a fate it would be for Jack, were the trail to the savage jungle made either alluring or easy to him.
I'd ha'been glad to pison the beer myself," said the Jack, "or put some rattling physic in it.
In the infinite meaning of his reply and his boundless confidence in his views, the Jack took one of his bloated shoes off, looked into it, knocked a few stones out of it on the kitchen floor, and put it on again.
At his word of command, Jack walked about among them.