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

_10 to 60 or more players._

_Indoors; out of doors._

This game is the boys' form of the game played by girls as "Old Woman
from the Woods." The players divide into two equal parties. One party
retires and decides on some trade or occupation, whereupon they
advance toward the second party, saying

"Here are some men from Botany Bay.
Got any work to give us to-day?"

The second party asks, "What can you do?" The first party answers,
"Anything." The second party says, "Set to work, then!" whereupon they
go through pantomimic motions descriptive of the occupation chosen,
such as planing, sawing, or hammering, for the carpenter; the motions
of the bricklayer, tailor, cobbler, motor-man, etc. The second party
guesses what this pantomime indicates. Should they guess correctly,
they have a turn at representing a trade. Should they fail, the first
party has another trial.

When played in a playground or gymnasium, where there is a good
running space, a successful guess should be followed by a chase of the
actors by the guessing party, any players caught before a designated
goal line is reached having to join the party of their captors. The
party wins which secures all of the players.

The following activities and occupations were shown by one
class of city boys: milking cows, grinding coffee, hanging wall
paper, traveling salesmen (displaying and measuring goods),
rooting a baseball team, Marathon race, picking cherries,
basket-ball game, oiling sewing machine, blowing up bicycle
tires, running a lawn mower, bricklaying.

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