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36               What Shall We Do Now?
Say " Mixed biscuits " ten times very rapidly.
Say rapidly: " She stood on the steps of Burgess's Fish Sauce Shop selling shell fish."
Say rapidly : " Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper. A peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper, where is the peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked ? "
Count fifty backwards.
Repeat a nursery rhyme.
Hold your hands behind you, and, keeping them there, lie down and get up again.
Hold your hands together and put them under your feet and over your head.
Walk round the room balancing three books on your head without using your hands.
Two forfeits may be redeemed at once by blindfolding two players, handing them each a glass of water, and bidding them give the other a drink. This, however, can be a very damp business.
The old way of getting rid of a large number of forfeits was to tell their owners to hold a cats' concert, in which each sings a different song at the same time. Perhaps it would be less noisy and more interesting if they were told to personate a farm-yard.
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