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There are many tall tales about the origins of the Ba game on Orkney, and the best known of these tales, has it that the game dates from the days of the Viking Earldom and commemorates the defeat of an evil Scottish tyrant, named Tusker.
Tusker, so called because of his protruding teeth, was said to have been killed by a young Orcadian man, who after rowing across the Pentland Firth, travelled south to confront him.
After defeating the tyrant, the boy severed Tusker's head. In...
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