They swarmed over the field, many in teams and most well-armed — with baskets.
They were a determined bunch. You could tell that by the way they milled about, testing their reflexes for the run-crouch-and-grab. Only a few hung back, uncertain of how to proceed. These were obviously the novices, the newbies, the ones who were here for their first trial by Easter Bunny.
When the bugle sounded, some 200 set off to test their mettle, kids versus the eggs. At the close of the contest, there were no losers, only winners. It was a beautiful day, and everyone went home happy, even the Easter Bunny.