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Blind Man's Wand
This is another way of playing Blind Man's Buff, and is thoug...

Club Snatch
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Changing Places
All players but one stand in a circle of about seven yards or...

Third Man
Players stand in couples, facing each other, couples scattere...

Blind Man's Wand
Here the blind man has a stick, one end of which is grasped b...

Tricks

Source: What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games And Pastimes
Category: PETS





Some birds are easily taught tricks. We remember a red-poll who would
draw his water up from a well in the cage in a little bucket; but if
you teach your bird to do this you must be careful to watch him, in
case the string gets twisted and the bucket does not reach the water,
when your pet will suffer terribly from thirst. He will also learn to
pull his seed-box up an inclined board if you put it day by day a
little farther from him, so that he must draw the string to get his
food. It is better to take a long time in training birds, and tempt
them with any dainty they care most for, such as water-cress,
groundsel, chickweed, or hemp-seed, as otherwise you must starve the
bird first, or he will not trouble to get the seed. This means a
certain amount of cruelty and cannot be right.




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