Hunting For Book-Titles
The host must prepare beforehand pictures, cut from magazine advertisements and miscellaneous articles, suggestive of the titles of books. These are arranged around the room, some on tables, some on the wall, and in any place, so all the guests can see them. All the articles are numbered. The guests are handed pencil and paper and the host announces that all the articles represent the title of some book and when guessed the names are to be written opposite their corresponding numbers. Allow half an hour for the hunt, and when the time is up the host reads the correct list and the player who has guessed the largest number correctly, deserves a prize. Examples--A large bow of orange ribbon pinned on a curtain, immediately suggests 'A Bow of Orange Ribbon,' by Amelia Barr. A picture of several boys suggests 'Little Men,' by Louisa M. Alcott. A picture of Gen. Grant cut in half suggests 'Half a Hero.'
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Select a number of small fruit baskets, all the same size, and have a box of checkers handy. Suppose you have five, on the bottom of one mark 20, on another 15, on two, 5; and on the other, 0. Place the baskets in a row on the floor so their numbers cannot be seen. Choose sides, giving the red checkers to the leader of one side and the black checkers to the other. One side lines up about 10 ft. away from the baskets, the leader giving each player a checker; if there are any left he keeps them and has the privilege of throwing them. Each one in turn throws his checker into any basket, trusting to luck that they fall into a basket with a number on it. When all have played the leader turns up each basket to see its number and counts the number of checkers thrown into it. If there were two in basket No. 20, it would count 40; if 3 in one basket No. 5, it would be 15; if four in the other basket No. 5, 20; and if there were 3 in basket 0, it would count nothing. Thus the score for that side is 75. The players on the other side line up and play as the others did. The order of the baskets must be changed by someone not of that side, so no one knows which is which. Their score is added up. The game continues until a certain number, 300 or 500, has been reached. The side scoring that number of points first is victorious.