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

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ADDENDA                                     405
To gang to the peat moss to get some peats. What for ?
To make a fire, to make some tea, to pour over your wee chickens.
Auld grannie rushes at them, and pretends to throw the water over them. When she has caught some players, and the sides are about equal in strength, the game ends in a tug of war.— Dairy, Galloway (J. G. Carter.)
Another, called " Grannie's Needle," has a slightly different parley.
What are you looking for, granny ?
My granny's needle.
What are you going to do with the needle, granny ?
To make a bag.
And what are you going to do with the bag, granny ?
To gather sand.
What are you going to do with the sand, granny ?
To sharpen knives.
And what are you going to do with the knives, granny ?
To cut off your chickens' heads.
—Belfast (W. H. Patterson).
Ball. [Pots, vol. ii. p. 64.]
1.  Throw the ball up against a wall three times and catch it.
2.  Throw it up and clap hands three times before catching it.
3.   Throw it up and put your hands round in a circle.
4.   Throw it up and clap your hands before and behind.
5.   Throw it up and clap and touch your shoulder.
6.   Throw it up and clap and touch your other shoulder.
7.   Throw it up three times with your right hand and catch it with your right.
8.  Throw it up with your left and catch it with your left.
9.  Throw it up with your right and catch it with your right, dog snack fashion (i.e. as a dog snacks, knuckles up).
10.  Throw it up with your left and catch it with your left (dog snack).
11.   Throw it up and clap and touch your knee.
12.   Throw it up and clap and touch your other knee.







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