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Leaf By Leaf
_Any number of players._ _Out of doors; indoors._ A b...

Rhymes.
Provide each player with slips of paper and pencil. The hos...

Bouquet.
This is played similarly to "Stage-coach." Any number of c...

Maze
All the players except two stand in parallel ranks, one beh...

Leader And Footer
_50 to 60 or more players._ _Playground; gymnasium._ ...

Ataakut
Introductory Note.--This game is played among one of the ba...

Polo Or Equestrian Polo
A game played on horseback, which originated in Eastern count...

Biennials
These are best sown in May. If the garden is full they may be...

Hindoo Blind Reading

Source: School, Church, and Home Games
Category: TRICK GAMES FOR SOCIABLES





Slips of paper are given to all of the guests and they are instructed
to write thereupon a brief sentence of three or four words and to
carefully fold the paper. These messages are then collected, and the
Hindoo Mystic proceeds to amaze his auditors by rubbing the messages,
still folded, one after another across his forehead and telling what is
written on the folded paper.

The Trick--The message reader has an accomplice who is instructed to
acknowledge that he wrote the first note read by the mystic, no matter
what that note may be. The mystic makes up in his mind a brief sentence
after rubbing the first slip of paper on his head. This sentence is
acknowledged by the accomplice. The mystic, after having the note
acknowledged, opens it apparently to corroborate his reading, but in
reality he is reading the note written by someone else. Upon rubbing
the next slip of paper across his forehead, he announces the contents
of the note last read, which naturally is acknowledged with wonderment
on the part of the individual who wrote it. He then apparently looks at
this slip of paper, but in reality he looks at the paper which he next
intends to read.





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