## THE PEBBLE GAME.

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Puzzle Games.)

Here is an interesting little puzzle game that I used to play with an

acquaintance on the beach at Slocomb-on-Sea. Two players place an odd

number of pebbles, we will say fifteen, between them. Then each takes in

turn one, two, or three pebbles (as he chooses), and the winner is the

one who gets the odd number. Thus, if you get seven and your opponent

eight, you win. If you get six and he gets nine, he wins. Ought the

first or second player to win, and how? When you have settled the

question with fifteen pebbles try again with, say, thirteen.

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