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The Genteel Lady

The players sit in a circle. The leader begins by saying, 'I, a genteel lady (or gentleman, as the case may be) always genteel, come to you, a genteel lady (or gentleman) always genteel (bows to the player on the right), from yonder genteel lady (or gentleman) always genteel (bows to player on left), to tell you that she has an eagle.' The next player repeats that word for word and adds something about the eagle, for instance, the last part may be, 'to tell you that she has an eagle with silver beak.' The next player may add, 'golden claws,' the next 'emerald eyes,' the next 'purple feathers,' and so on. The players who repeat every word correctly, adding their description of the eagle, remain 'genteel,' but those who make a mistake become 'horned' instead of 'genteel.' The leader has charge of the 'horns' which may be toothpicks or pieces of paper twisted up tight. For every mistake a 'horn' is tucked in the player's hair. Each player repeats what the leader has said, but if the player next to him is 'horned,' he must substitute 'horned' for 'genteel' when referring to him. When each one has repeated this tale, the players who have 'horns,' and there will be many, must pay a forefeit for every 'horn' they have.

About Kids Games:

All over the world kids love to play activities and games. By playing games and activities they learn to motor skills along, social skills along with developing special skills in the games themselves, however with these games chlidren do not see them not as learning experience but rather a whole lot of fun. Here at you can find guides and instructions to many ‘old fashioned’ or traditional games which are being played less and less due to increased sophistication and availability in electronic games. Although a lot of these games where originally written with kids in mind they be easily adapted and incorporated as activities for Parties, Youth Groups and Social Groups. Lanterntree is the place to find find ideas for games for both children and adults for events such as birthdays, party, social events, groups, fund raising events, Christmas day, showers or any other occasion you can think of.


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