The Stage Coach

The leader tells every member of the company to choose as a name some

article connected with a stage coach; the wheels, the horses, the whip,

the bridle, etc., may be chosen. These the leader jots down on a piece

of paper and then begins to tell a thrilling story. "The stage coach

left the old Stag Inn, amidst the thundering of the horses' hoofs and

the cracking of the driver's whip." Some member will probably have

chosen to be the horses, another the whip, and as their names are

mentioned they must rise, twirl round and sit down again. Then the

narrator continues: "For some miles all went well, then a bridle gave

way (the bridle must rise and twirl round) and the driver put down the

reins, jumped from his seat and ran to the horses' heads. It was found

necessary to take the horses out of the shafts before the stage coach

could proceed on its way." As each member's name is mentioned he must

rise and twirl round; but when the Stage Coach is mentioned every one

must rise and change seats, when the narrator, who has been standing,

tries to secure one. If he succeeds the person left out becomes

narrator. The great point is for the narrator to tell such a thrilling

story that the members forget to acknowledge the mention of their names,

when they must pay a forfeit.

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