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86              INDIAN GAMES AND DANCES
board drum and the messenger standing at the eastern end of the mat are all in readiness, the singers begin the following song, keeping time by beating with their drum-sticks on the board drum; the players about the mat join in the singing.
HIDING THE DISKS
The player at the western end of the mat opens the bundle of excelsior or other material and spreads it on the mat and then puts all the nine disks under the ma­terial, making many movements as he does so, all of which must be in rhythm with the song, rolling the disks about under the material and finally dividing them into
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