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Bannockburn [See Fool, Fool, come to school, vol. i. p. 132.]
Played as " Fool" with these differences. The namer cries to the fool in the same formula as the Sussex version (vol. i. p. 133). The fool, called here u Bannockburn," says, " Are ye it ? " to each player pointing to them in turn. When she points at the correct one that player runs off. Bannockburn runs after and tries to catch her. If the first runner can get back into the row untouched she gets renamed, if caught she has to take Bannockburn's place.
During the naming, Bannockburn tries to overhear the names given. But when noticed coming near, those being named, cry " Bannockburn away dune the sea."—Dairy, Galloway (J. G. Carter).
Black Doggie [see Drop Handkerchief, vol. i. 109-112.]
A form of Drop Handkerchief differing from those versions previously given.
The players join hands, form a circle and stretch out as far as each one's arms will allow. One player is outside the ring. When she sees they can stretch no further she cries out H Break," when they all loose hands and stand as far apart as possible. The player outside then goes round the ring singing, " I have a black doggie, but it winna' bite you, nor you, nor you," until she comes to one whom she chooses; she then throws the handkerchief down on the ground behind this one quietly. If this player does not notice the handkerchief, not one in the circle must tell her, or they are "out." The player who dropped the handkerchief walks round until she comes again to the one behind whom she dropped it. She picks it up and tells her she is " burnt." Then this player has to stoop down on her knees and is out of the game. Should the selected player notice the handkerchief, she picks it up and pursues the other round and through the ring, following wherever the first one leads until she catches her; they then change places; should she not follow the exact way the first player went, she too is out and must go down on her knees.— Rosehearty (Rev. Dr. Gregor).
Another version from Fraserburgh says that the players may