One of the guests is sent out of the room. The host asks the remaining players to say something about him. As each one in turn gives his statement, she writes it down with the person's name on a piece of paper which she keeps. The player is then summoned in and she reads the statements about him one at a time and he must try to guess who said it. As soon as he guesses one correctly, the one who said it must go out of the room and the game goes on as before. Examples-- You have the family eyes. Your chin is too small. The left sleeve of your coat has a spot on it; and so on.
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The Garden Gate is a very pretty game. A ring is formed of all the players except one, who stands in the middle. The others dance round her three times, and when they stop she begins to sing:
Open wide the garden gate, the garden gate, the garden gate, Open wide the garden gate and let me through.
The circle then dances round her again, singing:
Get the key of the garden gate, the garden gate, the garden gate, Get the key of the garden gate and open and let yourself through.
The girl inside the circle, pretending to sob, replies:
I've lost the key of the garden gate, the garden gate, the garden gate, I've lost the key of the garden gate, and cannot let myself through.
But the dancers dance round and round her, singing:
Then you may stop all night within the gate, within the gate, within the gate, You may stop all night within the gate, unless you have strength to break through.
The captive then rushes to the weakest part of the ring, and tries to break through by throwing her whole weight upon the clasped hands of the children, and generally contrives to break through, the one whose hand gives way being made captive in her stead.