Cabers can go in unpredictable directions.
August 7, 2013 9:39 AM Subscribe
There is vertical throwing, too, in which people throw a 56-pound weight over a bar that is raised progressively higher. It is important to remember to step aside after you have thrown this weight. One of the heavy contestants told me that at a recent games elsewhere, a thrower forgot to move away. Staring up at the descending weight, he decided to catch it, which was not, it was explained, a good thing to do.
Novelist Alexander McCall Smith with a fond portrait of Scotland's remote Morvern peninsula
and the Highland games held there.
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