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“It is often the case that you and an enemy may both be in position for the last bridge. In such a case as a general rule roquet him, then croquet or roquet-croquet through the bridge, roquet again and croquet him against the starting post, thus depriving the other side of a rover, and gaining the advantage.”

Caroline L. Smith, Popular Pastimes for Field and Fireside (1867)

Well I certainly have no  questions.