76 What Shall We Do Now?
able adjective beginning with A]. He took me to the sign of the [an inn sign beginning with A], and treated me to [two eatables or an eatable and drinkable beginning with A]. His name is [a man's name beginning with A], and he comes from [a town or country beginning with A]." Then B, and so on. A and B might run thus :—
I love my love with an A because he is adorable. I hate him with an A because he is apish. He took me to the sign of the Alderman and treated me to arrowroot and ale. His name is Arnold, and he comes from Ayrshire.
I love my love with a B because he is brisk. I hate him with a B because he is bookish. He took me to the sign of the Beetle and treated me to biscuits and bovril. His name is Brian, and he comes from Bahia Blanca.
There is no reason why men should always be chosen. For the sake of variety the love may as well have a woman's name and a woman's qualities. In that case the inn might perhaps go and some such sentence as this take its place :—
I love my love with an A because she is amiable. I hate her with an A because she is awesome. We went to Uncle Alexander's, and had apricots and Apollinaris. Her name is Audrey, and she comes from Archangel.
As finding seven words beginning with one letter is rather a heavy task for each player, the words might be taken in turn, as in the case of the " Ship " game mentioned above.
For a shorter way of playing " I Love my Love " the following form is used :—" I love my love with an A because he—or she— is [favourable adjective]. I will send him—or her—to [some place] and feed him—or her—on [something to eat]. I will give him—or her—an [some article, the use for which must be mentioned after it], and a bunch of [some flower] for a nosegay." Thus :—
I love my love with an A because he is artistic. I will send him to America, and feed him on asparagus. I will give him an alpenstock to climb with, and a bunch of asters for a nosegay.
The players sit in a row or circle, and one, having thought of