I SPY





This game is sometimes called "Hide and Seek," One of the players is

made "it" by any of the familiar counting-out rhymes. The rest then

secure a hiding place while he counts fifty or one hundred. A certain

tree or fence corner is considered "home." "It" then attempts to spy

his hidden playmates in their hiding places and to run "home"

shouting, "I spy" and their names. If the one discovered can get home

before "it," he does so, shouting, "In free!" with all the breath that

is left in him. The game is especially interesting just at dusk, when

the uncertain light makes the "outs" brave in approaching home without

detection. If "it" succeeds in capturing all the players the first

one caught is "it" for the next game.





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