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Other Foreign Birds
Java sparrows are pretty creatures, although they do very lit...

"the Red Coats"
Divide the group into two equal teams. One team is called the...

Valentines.
When inviting the guests for a valentine party, request eac...

Bandy
A game very similar to hockey, except that it is played out o...

Garden Hockey
This game is played between two parallel straight lines, 3 fe...

Club Bowls
Four forms of this game are given in this volume in al...

Ring And Goblet
Tie wedding-ring or key to silken thread or horsehair, and ho...

Magic Music
One player goes out. The others then hide something for him t...

My Master Bids You Do As I Do

Source: Games For All Occasions
Category: GAMES FOR CHILDREN





For all those children who are fond of a little exercise no better game
than this can be chosen. When the chairs are placed in order round the
room the first player commences by saying: "My master bids you do as I
do," at the same time working away with the right hand as if hammering
at his knees. The second player then asks: "What does he bid me do?" in
answer to which the first player says: "To work with one as I do." The
second player, working in the same manner, must turn to his left-hand
neighbor and carry on the same conversation, and so on until everyone is
working away with the right hand.

The second time of going round the order is to work with two; then both
hands must work; then with three; then both hands and one leg must work;
then with four, when both hands and both legs must work; lastly with
five, when both legs, both arms, and the head must be kept going. Should
any of the players fail in keeping in constant motion a forfeit may be
claimed.




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