Rule Of Contrary
Source: Games For All Occasions
Category: GAMES FOR TINY TOTS
This is a simple game for little children. It is played either with a
pocket-handkerchief, or, if more than four want to play, with a table
cloth or small sheet.
Each person takes hold of the cloth; the leader of the game holds it
with the left hand, while with the right he makes pretence of writing on
the cloth, while he says: "Here we go round by the rule of contrary.
When I say, 'Hold fast,' let go; and when I say 'Let go,' hold fast."
The leader then calls out one or other of the commands, and the rest
must do the opposite of what he says. Anyone who fails must pay a
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