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What Shall We Do Now?               127
In this game one player thinks of a word and gives the others a rhyme to it. Thus, she may think of " coal," and she would then say, M I've thought of a word that rhymes to pole." The others have to guess what the word is, yet not bluntly, as, " Is it mole ? " but like this : " Is it a little animal that burrows ? " " No," says the first player (who thus has a little guessing to do herself), "No, it is not mole." " Is it a small loaf of bread?" "No, it is not roll." " Is it something you eat bread and milk from ?'; "No, it is not bowl." "Is it something you burn?" "Yes, it is coal." The player who thought of " coal " then finds a word for the others to guess.
The " Apprentice " is an old game for two or any number. One says, " I apprenticed my son to a [mentioning a tradesman or craftsman], and the first thing he sold [or made] was a [mentioning, by its initial only, something peculiar to the trade or craft]. The player who first guesses what the initial stands for then makes a similar remark. Thus, one player may say, " I apprenticed my son to a blacksmith, and the first thing he made was a D. K." (Door Knocker). Another, " I apprenticed my son to a grocer, and the first thing he sold was S. S." (Soft Soap). Another, " I apprenticed my son to a gardener, and the first thing he grew was a C. B." (Canterbury Bell). Another, " I apprenticed my son to a firework manufacturer, and the first thing he made was a G. R." (Golden Rain).
This is a somewhat similar game bearing on geography. Suppose there are three players. One chooses a well-known place, say Boston, and begins, " I know a place where they sell boots," or whatever it may be beginning with B. The next player then knows what letter the place begins with and at once starts thinking of what place it is likely to be. Perhaps she settles on Birmingham, in which case she would say, to indicate that the second letter of the word was " I," " I know a place where
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Towns and products.
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