The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
& Ireland In Dictionary Form - Volume 2

With Tunes(sheet music), Singing-rhymes(lyrics), Methods Of Playing with diagrams and illustrations.

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The word " King," or " Queen," is called out before each run, according as the game is played by boys or girls.—Ballin-dalloch (Rev. W. Gregor).
This game is called " Red Rover " in Liverpool (Mr. C. C. Bell). "Red Rover" is shouted out by the catcher when players are ready to rush across.
See "King Caesar."
This game is played by one child trying to catch the rest. The first prisoner taken joins hands with the captor and helps in the pursuit, and so on till all the playmates have been taken. —Anderby, Lines. (Miss M. Peacock).
This game is the same as "Chickiddy Hand," "Stag Warning."
Religious Church
The children stand in a line. One child on the opposite side, facing them, says—
Have you been to a religious church ?
Row of children answer—
Have I asked you ?
Put your fingers on your lips and follow me.
All the row follow behind her to some other part of the ground, where she stands with her back to them, and they form a new row. One child out of the row now steps forward, and stand­ing behind the first girl says—
Guess who stands behind you ?
If the first girl guesses right she keeps her old place, and they begin again. If she is wrong the child who has come from the row takes her place, and a new game is begun. Of course the child who asks the last question alters its voice as much as possible, so as not to be recognised.—Liphook, Hants. (Miss Fowler).

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