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_10 to 60 players._

_Indoors; out of doors; schoolroom._

This game is suitable for very little children. Some small object
about six or eight inches high is placed upright on the floor to
represent a candlestick. This may be a small box, a book, bottle, or
anything that will stand upright; or a cornucopia of paper may be made
to answer the purpose. The players run in single file and jump with
both feet at once over the candlestick, while all repeat the old

"Jack be nimble,
Jack be quick,
And Jack jump over the candlestick."

When there are more than ten players, it is advisable to have several
candlesticks and several files running at once. In the schoolroom
there should be a candlestick for each two rows of players, and these
should encircle one row of seats as they run.

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