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_10 to 60 players._

_Playground; gymnasium; parlor._

This may be made a very amusing game for young children. One is chosen
for ringmaster and stands in the center. If he can flourish a whip
like a true ringmaster in the circus, the interest of the game will be
enhanced. The other players form a circle around him without clasping

The ringmaster turns and moves around in a circle, snapping his whip
at each flourish, and calling the name of some animal. The players in
the circle immediately imitate the animal, both as to its movements
and cries. For instance, for a bear they claw or run on "all fours,"
or climb and at the same time growl; for a frog they may hop or swim
and croak. The list may include the hopping kangaroo, the snarling and
springing tiger, the humped and swaying camel, the balking and braying
donkey, the flopping and barking seal, the scratching and cackling
hen, the ponderous and mooing cow, the neighing and galloping horse,

The ringmaster at his discretion may announce, "We will all join the
circus parade!" whereupon all of the animals should gallop around the
circle in characteristic movements, each choosing an animal that he
likes to represent.

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