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54
What Shall We Do Now?
Lists.
" Lists " is a variety of " Fives." Paper is provided, and each player in turn calls out something which the whole company write down. Thus, suppose there are five players and you decide to go round three times : the first may say a river ; the second, a doctor ; the third, a complaint; the fourth, a play; the fifth, a street in London ; the first again, a musical instrument ; the second again, a cricketer; and so on, until the fifteen things are all written down. Each paper will then have the same list of fifteen things upon it. One of the company then opens a book at random, and chooses, say, the first letter of the third word in the first line. Perhaps it is T. For a given time each player has to supply his list with answers beginning with T. At the call of time one of the papers may present this appearance:
A river .....
Tees
A doctor .....
Sir F. Treves
A complaint ....
Tic Doloreux
A play .....
Timon of Athens
A street in London . . .
Theobald's Road
A musical instrument .
Trombone
A cricketer .....
Tate
A flower . . . . .
Trefoil
A mineral .....
Tin
A lake.....
Tanganyika
A tree .....
Tulip
A state in America
Texas
An author ... . . .
Trollope
An artist .....
Tadema
A preacher .....
Talmage
Each player in turn reads his list aloud, strikes off those words that others also have, and puts a mark against the rest. The specimen list here given is too simple to be called a good one. Players should reject the first thing that comes into their thoughts, in favour of something less natural.
Buried names.
The first thing for the players to do is to decide what kind of name they will bury. The best way is to call out something
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