The guests are seated around a table, each one having a pil...

The Goldfinch
We remember a goldfinch that became very tame, perching on hi...

Roley Boley
This game is also called Roll Ball and Nigger Baby, and is pl...

Before starting the class, confer with superintendents of sch...

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Simon Says.
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A game similar to racquets, sometimes called "Jai-a-li," that...

One of the most popular games at a party is certainly "Conseq...


Source: What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games And Pastimes

Butterfly-hunting begins when birds'-nesting is done and the weather
is hot. Here again it is not the purpose of this book to go into
particulars: the subject is too large. It is enough to say that the
needful things are a large net of soft green gauze, a killing-bottle
with a glass stopper, a cork-lined box with a supply of pins in which
to carry the butterflies after they are dead, and setting boards for
use at home. The good collector is very careful in transferring the
butterfly from the net to the bottle, lest its wings are rubbed or
broken; and before taking it out of the bottle and putting it in the
box you should be quite certain that it is dead. The way to get the
butterfly into the bottle is to drive it into a corner of the net and
hold it there, and then slip the bottle inside, remove the stopper,
and shake the butterfly into it. The stopper should be off as short a
time as possible. For handbooks for a butterfly collector see the
"Reading" section.

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