"Jumpy jacks, though, were fantastic. They were stubbly and squiggly."
Jumping Jack
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Jumping Jacks (generally called jumpy jacks in the North East) have always been among children's favourites because of their multiple bangs and their unpredictable trajectory, which becomes the focal point of this story.