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Eighth Chapter.
Of Putting a String on a Bow

I have told you of the make of the bow, of strings and arrows, but this neither could or would help you much if I did not tell you how to put a string on a bow. You must put the loop of the string in the nook of the upper horn, then stretch the string by pulling it along the bow, and at three fingers from the lower horn, make a running loop without a knot, taking as few turns as possible, as the fewer there are the better it will Cast. To shoot properly a bow should be strung up a little less than half a foot. If it is reflexed or follows the string it must be adjusted accordingly, for if reflexed it requires more, and if it follows the string less, stringing up.