There are a great many games of "tag" that are familiar to boys and

girls. One of the common games is "last tag," which simply means that

a boy tags another and makes him "it" before leaving the party on his

way home. It is the common boys' method of saying "good-bye" when

leaving school for home. The principal rule of last tag is that there

is "no tagging back." The boy who is "it" must not attempt to tag the

one who tagged him, but must run after some one else. It is a point of

honour with a boy not to be left with "last tag" against him, but he

must try to run some one else down, when he is then immune and can

watch the game in safety, or can leave for home with no blot on his


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