Provide twenty or more bundles, all shapes and sizes, securely

wrapped. Each bundle has a name on it suggestive of what is

inside. For instance, "A pair of kids," may contain two kid hair

curlers, "A bunch of dates," may be a calendar; "A diamond pin," a

dime and a pin.

Each guest is given a bag containing fifty beans, no one can bid

higher than fifty.

The auctioneer, who must be a witty person, who can carry on a lively

bidding, stands by a table where the parcels are piled and carries on

the sale until all the parcels are sold. The bundles are then opened

by the purchasers and there is much merriment over the contents.

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