The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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WOLF
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What are you frightened of?
The wolf.
The wolf has gone home for seven days,
Sheep, sheep, come home.
—Settle, Yorks. (Rev. W. S. Sykes).
II. Sheep, sheep, come home ! I'm afraid. What of ? The wolf.
The wolf's gone into Derbyshire, And won't be back till six o'clock. Sheep, sheep, come home.
—Hanbury, Staffordshire (Miss Edith Hollis).
III.     Sheep, sheep, go out ! I'm afraid.
What you're 'fraid of?
Wolf.
Wolf has gone to Devonshire ;
Won't be back for seven year.
Sheep, sheep, go out!
—Hurstmonceux, Sussex, as played about forty years ago (M ss E. Chase).
IV.     Sheep, sheep, come home ! I'm afraid.
What of?
The wolf.
The wolf 's gone to Devonshire,
And won't be back for seven year.
Sheep, sheep, come home.
Anderby (Miss M. Peacock), Barnes (A. B. Gomme).
V., VI. Won't be back for eleven year.
Nottinghamshire (Miss M. Peacock). Marlborough, Wilts (H. S. May).
(d) One player acts as Shepherd, and stands at one side of the playground or field ; another acts as Wolf. He crouches in one corner, or behind a post or tree. The other players are sheep, and stand close together on the opposite side of the ground to the Shepherd. The Shepherd advances and calls the sheep.







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