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What Shall We Do Now?
make up her mind how much she could afford and then price the things in the shop-windows. Sometimes she would set her heart on a particular pelisse for the baby, but could not pretend to buy it till she had seen whether it would leave her enough money for the other children. If she could get all the children dressed fairly nicely for the sum at her disposal she had all the satisfaction of a successful day's shopping. Some­times the clothes she wanted were too dear, and then she had to decide what was most necessary, what she could make at home, and so on."
It is rather exciting for each player to take a side of the road where there are shops and see which can first complete a given sentence or word from the initial letters of the shopkeepers' names, Christian or surname. In fixing upon a sentence it is well to be careful not to have unusual letters, such as Q, or U, or J in it. If this is too difficult all the letters in the shopkeepers' names may be taken, or those in every other name.
In Mrs. Meynell's book, The Children, one little girl on her walks collected Jones's—that is, shops with the name of Jones over them. If any one else cared for this amusement there would be no need to stick to Jones.
In this game you go through the alphabet, applying adjectives to your love. " I love my love with an A because he [or she] is so admirable " ; "I love my love with a B because she is so beautiful," and so on, keeping to each letter as long as possible. On pages 75 and 76 will be found more difficult varieties, less suitable, perhaps, to be played when walking.
Another alphabet game requires adjectives to be put before the word cat. You begin with A. " An artful cat," one player may say ; and the next, " An avaricious cat." Perhaps " An awful
Making sentences.
Collecting Jones's.
The love alphabet.
The cat alphabet.
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