106 The Book of Indoor and Outdoor Games
The prizes awarded to the most successful ones were copies of a new work on music, and the booby prizes were a jewsharp and a toy trumpet.
This game must be prepared in advance by cutting from advertisements, papers, and magazines pictures or parts of woodcuts and pasting them upon cards to illustrate the old saws which have been defined as "the wisdom of the many in the wit of one." Seven dogs in a row, with the name of a day of the week under each, may stand for "Every dog has his day." A shapely new pair of shoes, "All's well that ends well." A man's and a woman's head approaching to kiss each other will surely suggest "Two heads are better than one." "Pears' soap" may suggest "Cleanliness is next to Godliness."
With the addition of new rules, this game has acquired much interest.
The ordinary cardboard letters are used; they may be procured at the shops for twenty-five cents.
It may be played by almost any number, and made far more intricate and interesting than it is generally regarded by following the additional rules herein given.
First, each player is provided with as many letters as can be conveniently accommodated in the left hand; the rest of the letters, turned blank side up, are placed at hand for reinforcements when the supply is exhausted. The first player is determined by laying down letters upon the table. The one that has the prior place in the alphabet decides the precedence of the player who draws it. After which, each player in turn draws «