398 The Book of Indoor and Outdoor Games
Gentlemen came every day—
But the eggs got up and walked away."
"Humpty-dumpty sat on a wall," etc.
For the older children, riddles were written, to which "an egg,f answered all:
"I know a little creature, Of powers manifold, An undeveloped nature, But a heart of gold!"
Grace was said by the youngest child present, with plump hands folded and with bowed head—suggesting to the elders "Of such is the kingdom of heaven."
The "menu" consisted of dishes which carried out the same "colour scheme" as the decorations:
Cream of Celery Soup
Creamed Sweetbreads (en caisses)
Cream Cheese and Lettuce Salad
The cream cheese was moulded into egg-shaped balls
and served in a nest of lettuce leaves, and the ice-cream
was also in forms of various coloured eggs in a nest of