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Thimble Ring

Source: Games For The Playground, Home, School And Gymnasium

_10 to 30 or more players._

_Indoors; out of doors._

All of the players but one stand in a circle, each one clasping with
his left hand the right wrist of his left-hand neighbor. This leaves
all of the right hands free and all of the left hands occupied. The
odd player stands in the center of the circle, and tries to detect who
holds the thimble that is passed from hand to hand. Each player in the
circle places his right hand first in the hand of his neighbor on the
right and then in the hand of the neighbor on the left, keeping this
movement going rhythmically, while the entire circle repeats the

"The thimble is going, I don't know where;
It is first over here and then over there."

When the player in the center thinks he knows who has the thimble, he
goes up to him and says: "My lady's lost her thimble. Have you it?" If
correct, these two players change places. If incorrect, the one who is
It demands of the player addressed to find it. This player, in turn,
has one guess. If correct, he takes the place of the one who has the
thimble, the one who was It taking the vacant place in the circle, and
the one who held the thimble going to the center. Should the player be
incorrect in his guess, he changes places with the one in the center.

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