Fun for the children is in store when they play this game. All stand in a circle, not too near each other. One player stands in the centre, holding a rope, or stout cord, at the end of which is attached a weight of some kind. At the word 'ready' the one in the centre whirls the cord rapidly around near the floor. The players, to prevent it from touching their feet, hop over it as it approaches them. In a short time every one is hopping and a lively time ensues. The one whose feet were touched takes the centre place and endeavors to hit some other player's feet.
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This is a very good game, which always causes considerable amusement, and if skillfully carried out will very successfully mystify the whole company.
It is necessary that the player who is to take the part of thought reader should have a confederate, and the game is then played as follows:
The thought reader, having arranged that the confederate should write a certain word, commences by asking four members of the company to write each a word upon a piece of paper, fold it up in such a manner that it cannot be seen, and then to pass it on to him. The confederate, of course, volunteers to make one of the four, and writes the word previously agreed upon, which is, we will suppose, Ohio.
The thought reader places the slips of paper between his fingers, taking care to put the paper of his confederate between the third and little finger; he then takes the folded paper from between his thumb and first finger and rubs it, folded as it is, over his forehead, at each rub mentioning a letter, as O, rub, H, rub, I O, after which he calls out that some lady or gentleman has written Ohio. I did, replies the confederate.
The thought reader then opens the paper, looks at it, and slips it into his pocket; he has, however, looked at one of the other papers.
Consequently he is now in a position to spell another word, which he proceeds to do in the same manner, and thus the game goes on until all the papers have been read.