6. Clap­per stile

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

The last word in in­ge­nious crafts­man­ship. A length of tim­ber fencerails is loosely held hor­i­zon­tal by a weight at­tached to one end of each. The other end is un­at­tached, fin­ish­ing just shy of the ad­ja­cent post. These rails can be read­ily pushed down at the un­at­tached end, en­abling the walker to step over them. When the hand is re­leased, the rails spring back up to their ear­lier po­si­tion. A lit­tle men­tal prepa­ra­tion is called for, other­wise the rails will spring back up when the walker is half­way across, leav­ing gen­tle­men some­what com­pro­mised. Their com­pan­ions will, I’m sure, sym­pa­thise.

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