138 The Book of Indoor and Outdoor Games
when the winners mark a victory with the usual gilt stars, made to use on score-cards.
On Washington's Birthday or the Fourth of July the names of forts belonging to Revolutionary fame sflould be chosen—Fort Ticonderoga, Fort William Henry, or Fort Duquesne of Colonial days. On Lincoln's Birthday or for Decoration Day, Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, Fort Donelson, and Fort Fisher will be appropriate.
The game of Euchre is played as usual until the signal of a bugle, blown at the head-table, calls a halt at the end of each game. The losers then progress to the next table, the winners keep their places, and the reward of victory, when afar from the fort of their first allegiance, is that they bring all their honours back to it. Each player at the end of the game, before the prizes are awarded, returns to his or her original place and the stars are counted for honours on the flags of the four players. It is then announced which fort has won, and the prizes are given to the four players who began the game at the table named for that fort.
It is sometimes played in another manner. The partners who have lost the first game progress at the close of each one from table to table, until they find themselves back to their starting-places, whereupon the next pair progress until they, too, have made the rounds of the tables.
This brings all the players back to the forts of their original allegiance before the prizes are given. During their progress, the hostess gives to the winning pairs a tiny flag to chronicle each victory, and these they attach to the staves of those on the fort to which they owe fealty. This, instead of using the gilt stars on the flag score-card. The table that flaunts the most flags represents, therefore, the victorious fort.