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A valuable and well-organized system for home education(homeschooling) 3 to 12 years.

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38                           IDEAL HOME LIFE
supposing the players have counted up to 12, the next player will say " 13," the next "Buzz," because 14 is a multiple of 7 (twice 7)—the next player would then say "15," the next "16" and the next would of course say " Buzz" because the figure 7 occurs in the number 17. If one of the players forgets to say "Buzz" at the proper time, he is out. The game then starts over again with the remaining players, and so it continues until there is but one person remaining. If great care is taken the numbers can be counted up to 70, which, according to the rules before men­tioned, would of course be called Buzz. The numbers would then be carried on as Buzz 1, Buzz 2, &c, up to 79, but it is very seldom that this stage is reached.
The Stage-Coach
The leader tells every member of the company to choose as a name some article connected with a stage-coach; the wheels, the horses, the whip, the bridle, etc., may be chosen. These the leader jots down on a piece of paper and then begins to tell a thrilling story. "The stage-coach left the old Stag Inn, amidst the thundering of the horses' hoofs and the cracking of the driver's whip." Some members will probably have chosen to be the horses, another the whip, and as their names are men­tioned they must rise, twirl round and sit down again. Then the narrator continues: "For some miles all went well, then a bridle gave way (the bridle must rise and twirl round) and the driver put down the reins, jumped from his seat and ran to the horses1 heads. It was found necessary to take the horses out of the shafts before the stage coach could proceed on its way." As each member's name is mentioned he must rise and twirl round; but when the stage-coach is mentioned every one must rise and change seats, when the narrator, who has been standing,
tries to secure one. If he succeeds the person left out becomes narrator. The great point is for the narrator to tell such a thrilling story that the members forget to ac­knowledge the mention of their names, when they must pay a forfeit.
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