Gor versus earth - Part 14

  • Tal dear reader,

    We continue our "Gor versus earth" game series by taking a look at "leaping the crevice".

    "Ivar Forkbeard had won six talmits.
    He had won a talmit for climbing the "mast," a tall pole of needle wood; it was some fifty feet high, and was peeled and smoothed; he had won one for "leaping the crevice," which was actually a broad jump, performed on level ground; one for walking the "oar," which was actually a long pole; two in contests of the spear, one for distance and one for accuracy; and one in swimming. He had done less well in singing, poetry composition, rhyming and riddle guessing. He had come in, however, in second place in riddle guessing."
    Marauders of Gor , Page 140

    The long jump (historically called the broad jump in the USA) is a track and field event in which athletes combine speed, strength, and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a take-off point. Along with the triple jump, the two events that measure jumping for distance as a group are referred to as the "horizontal jumps". This event has a history in the Ancient Olympic Games and has been a modern Olympic event for men since the first Olympics in 1896 and for women since 1948. (Source: Wikipedia)

    I wish you well,

    Yahto