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Source: Games For The Playground, Home, School And Gymnasium
Category: SINGING GAMES





_10 to 30 or more players._

_Indoors; out of doors._

This is a form of Drop the Handkerchief, differing somewhat in play,
and also in that a verse is sung with the game.

All of the players but one stand in a circle with clasped hands; the
odd player, carrying a handkerchief, runs around on the outside of the
circle, singing the following verse


Itiskit, Itasket,
A green and yellow basket;
I wrote a letter to my love
And on the way I dropped it.
Some one of you has picked it up
And put it in your pocket;
It isn't yo
it isn't yo


This last phrase is repeated until the player reaches one behind whom
he wishes to drop the handkerchief, when he says, "It is you!" and
immediately starts on a quick run around the circle.


The one behind whom the handkerchief was dropped picks it up and at
once starts around the circle in the opposite direction, the object
being to see which of the two shall first reach the vacant place. The
one who is left out takes the handkerchief for the next round.

Should a circle player fail to discover that the handkerchief has been
dropped behind him until the one who has dropped it has walked or run
entirely around the circle, he must yield his place in the circle to
the handkerchief man, changing places with him.





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