Children's Parties 505
reducing little Philippino—the youngest of the family —to obedience, and fearing that Boston will ruin her eyes studying '"ologies."
As each name is mentioned the child representing it rises and performs some antic. The Indian dances a wild dance or gives vent to a war-whoop; the negress does a few steps of a cake-walk; the Porto Rican rises, looks over her shoulder, coquettishly half-screening her face with her veil, and flourishes her fan; the Esquimaux makes the motions of harpooning, etc., etc. The representatives of other nations rise and wave their flags. Whenever the words, "family row," "trouble with the neighbours," "squabbles among the children," ")r anything that means a quarrel or a fight of any kind, all must rise and change places. In the general confusion the story-teller tries to get a seat, and the child that finds himself left out must pay a forfeit before the hostess relinquishes her seat to him. Whereupon she continues her narrative.
When this has been played long enough, and if it should be sufficiently cool, a torpedo-hunt may give scope to active young muscles. The torpedoes should be hidden under bushes, in nooks and shady places, to tempt the children to linger where they will be most comfortable. When they have collected and exhausted the supply of this ammunition, they may perhaps enjoy a guessing-game on the piazza.
A card upon which a silver quarter is glued is given to each player. If the children are so young that it would be an effort to write, they may whisper their answers to the hostess, who puts one point to the account of any one making a correct answer. Older children may write their guesses on the cards.
They are requested to examine the quarter and