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As soon as the sound of the falling log is heard, a general search for it begins. When one of the players has found it, he must try and reach home by speed or wile before any one of the opposite team can touch him on the hair and shout.

  • Source: Marin, G. “Somali games.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland -- Vol. 61, pp. 499-511, 1931.
  • Culture: Somali
  • Location: Africa