This time it's the entire chapter one from The Outdoor Handy Book, by D.C.Beard, published in 1907. Learn all about marbles and marble playing as it was in America a few years before Akro Agate and the other major marble companies were in business.
Here is a delightful paragraph from the introduction:
How my knuckles used to smart where the cold wind had chapped them and "knuckling down" had ground the mud into the raw places. But, pshaw! What did I care for raw knuckles, as with a pocketful of assorted varieties of marbles I watched eagerly for a playmate, and as soon as one appeared, shouted, "First for keeps!"
Here's the link to the full text, starting at Chapter 1: The Outdoor Handy Book