The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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46 PLUM PUDDING—POOR MARY SITS A-WEEPING
Plum Pudding
A game at marbles of two or more boys. Each puts an equal number of marbles in a row close together, a mark is made at some little distance called taw; the distance is varied accord­ing to the number of marbles in a row. The first boy tosses at the row in such a way as to pitch just on the marbles, and so strike as many as he can out of the line; all that he strikes out he takes; the rest are put close together again, and two other players' take their turn in the same manner, till all the marbles are struck out of the line, when they all stake afresh and the game begins again. — Baker's Northamptonshire Glossary.
Plum Pudding and Roast Beef
Mentioned by Moor, Suffolk Words and Phrases, as the name of a game. Undescribed, but nearly the same as French and English.
Pointing out a Point
A small mark is made on the wall. The one to point out the point, who must not know what is intended, is blindfolded, and is then sent to put the finger on the point or mark. Another player has taken a place in front of the point, and bites the finger of the blindfolded pointer.—Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire (Rev. W. Gregor).
Poncake
Name of a girl's game the same as Cheeses.—Holland's Cheshire Glossary. See "Turn Cheeses, Turn."
Poor and Rich
An old game mentioned in Taylor's Motto, sig. D, iv. London, 1622.
Poor Mary sits a-weeping







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