He Can Do Little
All the players sit in a circle. One, knowing the catch, begins by saying: 'Ahem, he can do little who cannot do this.' While saying this, he taps a stick on the floor several times. This stick passes from one to the other in turn, each one thinking that the stick must be tapped a certain number of times, but the catch is that just before saying 'He can do little who cannot do this,' each one ought to clear his throat as the leader did at first. Allow the game to continue around the circle two or three times before explaining the catch. A forfeit is paid by each player who does not do it correctly.
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All the guests sit in a circle and the leader begins by saying: 'This is a very solemn occasion.' He then twirls his thumbs and looks very solemn. Commencing with the player to the right of the leader, each one in turn repeats what he has said, very solemnly twirls his thumbs, and keeps twirling them, until each one has repeated it, and it is the leader's turn again. He then says, 'Sister Jane died last night,' still twirling his thumbs. This goes around the circle as before. Then the player to the right of the leader says, 'How did she die?' and he replies, 'Like this,' moving his right hand up and down. Thus each one tells his neighbor, and makes the motion just as the leader has done. After each one has said this, still repeating the same question and answer, the leader moves his left hand up and down, too, thus both hands are going; the next time both hands and the right foot are moving; then both hands and both feet; next, hands, feet, and head, bobbing up and down; last, fall back in the chair uttering a hideous groan as if dead. No one must laugh during the whole game; whoever does, must leave the circle.