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One corner of the playground may be the 'house' in which the 'mother'
sits. If the game is played by the children elsewhere, they will
probably mark out the shape of the 'house' on the ground with stones or
pebbles, a practice of which they are very fond. The children come to
the 'house' where the 'mother' sits, and standing in front of her,

Children: Mother, may we go out and play?
Mother: Yes, good children, that you may.

The children then run away, and after a little while return to the
mother; she asks:--

Mother: Where have you been?
Children: Away up the hill.
Mother: What have you seen?
Children: A house by a mill.
Mother: Who was there in it?
Children: A little, old man.
Mother: What said he to you?
Children: Catch me if you can.

The children then run off, and the 'mother' chases until she has caught
one or more; these are kept prisoners in the 'house,' and the game
proceeds until all are caught except one, and she is the 'mother' when
the game begins again.

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