The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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T46                               ROUNDS—SACKS
When a complete rounder is obtained, the player has the privi­lege either of counting the rounder to the credit of his side, or of ransoming one of the players who have been hit out, who then takes his part in the game as before. When all but one of the players are "out," this last player in hitting the ball must hit it away so as to be able to make a rounder, and return to the base before his opponents get back the ball to crown the base. An elaborate form of this game has become the national game of the United States.
See " Roundabout."
See " Bulliheisle," " Eller Tree," "Snail Creep," "Wind up the Bush Faggot."
A Christmas game.—Halliwell's Dictionary.
A game with marbles [undescribed].—Dickinson's Cumber­land Glossary.
A boys' game, exactly the same as "Ships." — Addy's Sheffield Glossary.
A number of children place their closed fists on top of one
another in a pile. The leader asks, pointing to the topmost
fist, "What's in that sack?" Answer, Potatoes, or anything
the child chooses. The leader tips it off with her finger, saying,
" Knock it away," and so to the very undermost fist, when
she asks, " What's in this sack ?" The answer must be,
" Bread and cheese;" and then the following dialogue takes
Where's my share ?
The mouse eat it.
Where's the mouse ?
The cat killed it.

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