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The Bag of Luck
The ''Bag of Luck" is a decorated paper bag suspended in a doorway at a convenient height; the children, blindfolded, are given three trials to break it with pretty ribbon-wound wands provided for the purpose. These sticks are given after­ward as souvenirs of the evening. The child who succeeds in making the first hole in the bag is entitled to a prize, but all share its contents. It is usually filled with confectionery, but flowers may be substituted when candy is considered objection­able.
Going to Jerusalem
One person goes to the piano, while the others arrange in a line as many chairs, less one, as there are players; the chairs alternately facing opposite directions.
Then as the pianist begins to play the others commence marching around the line of chairs, keeping time to the music.
When this suddenly ceases, everybody tries to sit down, but as there is one less chair than players, somebody is left standing and must remain out of the game.
Then another chair is removed and the march continued, until the chairs decrease to one and the players to two. Which­ever of these succeeds in seating himself as the music stops, has
won the game. X—6
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