The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
& Ireland In Dictionary Form - Volume 1

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lines of the Surrey game are concluded by the additional
We don't care whether we work or no,
We'll follow our mother on tipty-toe.
When the mother runs after them and buffets them.—Northall's
English Folk Rhymes', p. 393.
Battledore and Shuttlecock
See "Shuttlefeather."
Bedlams or Relievo
A number of boys agree to play at this game, and sides are picked. Five, for example, play on each side. A square is chalked out on a footpath by the side of a road, which is called the "Den;" five of the boys remain by the side of the Den, one of whom is called the " Tenter;" the Tenter has charge of the Den, and he must always stand with one foot in the Den and the
other upon the road; the remaining five boys go out to field, it being agreed beforehand that they shall only be allowed to run within a prescribed area, or in certain roads or streets (fig. 1). As soon as the boys who have gone out to field have reached a certain distance—there is no limit prescribed—they

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