Change Seats: The King's Come

In this game as many seats are placed round the room as will seat all

the players but one. This one stands in the middle of the room,

repeating the words: "Change seats, change seats;" but no one moves

unless he says: "Change seats: the king's come."

Then all must change seats. In the bustle the one standing can generally

manage to secure a seat, when the person left out must take his place.

The person in the centre may tell a story if he chooses, bringing in the

words; "Change seats," occasionally, and sometimes he may say slyly:

"The king's not come," when everyone should, of course, remain seated;

but some are sure to mistake the words for "The king's come," and jump

up, when the centre player can slip into a seat.

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