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Children's Games                            167
the greatest number of peanuts. A small bag of bright tissue paper is given to each person in which to stow away their treasure-trove.
At the end of twenty minutes, or longer if desired, the hostess claps her hands and all proceed to count their peanuts and give in returns. A prize is given to the one most successful.
All the players leave the room but one, who hides a piece of money in the place least likely to be observed, only it must be in plain sight. Upon the entrance of the company the search begins, but whoever perceives it should make no demonstration whatever, but quietly seat himself and look as unconcerned and misleading as possible. When all are seated, with the exception of two or three, the fun is at its height.
When the last person at length finds the money, all the rest shout in chorus: "Huckle, buckle, bean­stalk!"
The children form a circle around some novice in the game, whose eyes are blindfolded.
The whistle, having been previously shown him, is supposed to be hidden where he is to find it, and while his eyes are being bandaged the whistle is strung on a ribbon surreptitiously and thereby attached to the back of his coat. The bandage is then removed, and he must seek for the whistle. When his back is turned, one of the players steals behind him on tip-toe and blows the whistle. As opportunity offers, others blow the whistle—but he is encouraged to continue his search for the whistle until he discovers the trick.
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