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Source: Games For The Playground, Home, School And Gymnasium

_5 to 60 players._

_Schoolroom; parlor._

This game is a form of Hide the Thimble.

A thimble, cork, ring, or other small object may be used for hiding.
All of the players leave the room save one, who places the object in
plain sight but where it would not be likely to be seen, as on the top
of a picture frame, in a corner on the floor, etc. It may be placed
behind any other object, so long as it may be seen there without
moving any object. This hiding will be especially successful if some
hiding place can be found near the color of the object; for instance,
if the object be of metal, to hang it from the key of a door, put it
in the filigree of a vase, etc. When the object has been placed, the
players are called into the room, and all begin to look for it. When
one spies it, he does not at once disclose this fact to the others,
but quietly takes his seat, and when seated, says, "Huckle, buckle,
bean stalk!" which indicates that he knows where the object is. The
game keeps on until all of the players have located the object, or
until the teacher or leader calls the hunt closed. The first one to
find the object hides it for the next game.

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