All the players are sent out of the room. The leader remains inside

and calls one player in. They both sit down together and the leader

says: "Say just what I say. Say boots, without shoes." (With a short

pause after boots.) The victim may repeat the whole sentence and the

leader says, "No, I want you to say boots, without shoes," and thus it

may go on until the leader has given the simple statement in all sorts

of tones and expressions, and finally, the player realizes that when

told to say "Boots, without shoes," she must simply say "Boots."

Each player in turn is called in and put through the ordeal, affording

much amusement for those already in the room, until all have guessed

it and laughed over it.

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