408 The Book of Indoor and Outdoor Games
The winner of the prize received a dainty fan of white bolting-cloth with pink sticks. The young hostess, who was somewhat skilled in the use of water-colours, had painted on the white background in letters formed of a succession of tiny pink poses the word "Darina"—the name of the place. It is an Arabic word, meaning " Our Happy Home." A long pink ribbon was tied at the end to recall the table effect, and the whole was a charming souvenir of a delightful occasion.
After the exertion of the game they welcomed the suggestion to sit under the trees and have their fortunes told.
The hostess then presented a pink-lined basket, from which each one took a little white extension fan and welcomed its use.
From a similar fan in her own hand she proceeded to read such questions as
" Upon what shall my happiness depend ?"
" Have I ever met my fate ?"
" In the marriage lottery shall I draw prize or blank ?"
Upon opening their fans, they each found thereon their particular answers to the general questions, inscribed in gilt letters.
The bright faces as they took their leave plainly showed that the answers had been satisfactory.
A MUSICAL FETE
OUT OF DOORS
The people of a certain picturesque hamlet of New England will long remember a fete given by the Lady Bountiful of the countryside, in her beautiful and extensive grounds, for the purpose of raising the necessary funds to buy a new organ for the village church.
The organist was a musician of real talent, and had