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170                          IDEAL HOME LIFE
In conducting a party of this kind, provide a pencil and sheet of paper on which are written two rows of figures cor­responding in number with the number of magazines to be guessed. Give each member one of these papers and a pencil. Have someone read the phrase that is the disguise of the first magazine. Call that Number 1. Tell each member to write opposite the figure one the disguise and the name of the magazine guessed. Go through the list in this way, then announce the correct names in the order given, and ask each member to check those guessed correctly, and write the number guessed on the edge of the paper. The prizes can then be awarded according to the best and worst guesses made.
The following is a specimen list of magazines and the disguises in which they may be presented. The disguises may be varied:
DISGUISE                                                               REAL NAME
100 Years ..................................Century
Santa Claus ............................St. Nicholas
Ancient Minstrel ...........................Harper's
Public Place in Rome ........................Forum
Early New England Settler ..................Puritan
One Who Sketches.........................Designer
Noted Fairy ...................................Puck
Large Body of Water ..............Atlantic Monthly
Dispenser of Justice............................Judge
Prospect....................................Outlook
Boys' Jackknife .................Youth's Companion
Part of Rope ................................Strand
Ever on the Move.....................American Boy
The Dark Night Songster.................Black Cat
The Reader................................Bookman
All the People ..........................Everybody's
The New John Alden's Wife........Modern Priscilla
Picnic .......................................Outing
The Sentinel .............................Watchman
Everybody's Job......................World's Work
One of the most successful parties I ever conducted was a "Fagot Party." Forty children and young people had assem­bled one winter day in a living room 15x25 feet. Very active games were impossible. Each person present was given a fagot or small piece of wood, to which was fastened a number. As each responded to the order of his number, he was ordered to throw his fagot upon the open fire and to sing a song, recite
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