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What Shall We Do Now?
cushion was thrown must call out the words of a well-known advertisement before ten is reached. If he fails he must pay a forfeit.
The players, or jury, form up in two rows facing each other. The judge sits at one end, or passes between the two lines, and asks his questions. These may be of any description. Perhaps he will say, " Miss A., do you think it will rain to­morrow ? " Now although the judge addresses Miss A. and looks at her, it is not she who must answer but the player opposite to her. And he in his answer is not allowed to say either " Yes," " No," " Black," " White," or " Grey." If the player who was addressed answers she becomes judge and the judge takes her seat; or if the opposite player does not answer before the judge has counted ten he becomes judge and the judge takes his seat.
The players sit in a circle, and the game begins by one player turning to the next and asking a question. Perhaps it will be, " Did you get very wet this evening ?" The answer may be, " Fortunately I had a mackintosh." The second player then asks the third, and so on round the circle until it comes to the first player's turn to be asked a question by the last one. Perhaps this question will be, " I hope your cousin is better ? " All these questions and answers have to be very carefully remembered, because on the circle being complete each player in turn has to repeat the question which was put to her and the answer which she received to the question which she herself put Thus in the present instance the first player would announce that the question was, " I hope your cousin is better ? " and the answer, " Fortunately I had a mackintosh."
Judge and jury.
Cross-questions and crooked answers.
A circle is formed, with one chair larger than the others at the The priest of head of it. In this the player chosen to be the priest sits. Each the parish.
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