Last Couple Out

This is an old Swedish game and one which can still be played and

thoroughly enjoyed. The players are arranged in double file. One player

is selected to be "It" and takes a position about 10 feet in front of

the file, with his back to it. He calls, "Last couple out". Thereupon

the last two in the double file run forward, one on either side of the

line and endeavor to join hands in front of "It", without being tagged.

"It" cannot look behind or start to chase until the last couple are on

a line with him. The couple are allowed to circle as far out from the

double line as they wish in their endeavor to avoid "It", and may join

hands in any position, so long as they are in front of "It's" original

position. Should "It" tag one of them before they have had an

opportunity of joining hands, the one tagged becomes "It", and the one

who was "It" unites with the extra player at the head of the double

column. Otherwise "It" remains "It".

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