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Spinning For 20.
On a board or piece of cardboard, mark with pencil or ink, ...

Blackboard Relay
_10 to 60 players._ _Schoolroom._ As here explai...

One of the group is selected to be "It". He stands with his b...

A Good Fat Hen
A nonsensical game, useful in leading to forfeits. The compan...

Guessing Quantities
Several articles of number are placed on a table, say a box o...

A Cork Ship
Sailing a good boat in the sea is not the best fun, but there...

The Breakfast Party
This game may be played immediately after the one preceding, ...

Two Hearts That Beat As One
Fasten a large white handkerchief on the wall or door. Paste ...

Hindoo Blind Reading

Source: School, Church, and Home Games

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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