Jolly Games for Happy Homes

Jolly Games for Happy Homes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...the ornament to the oblivion of the foundation. 12. You will be rich, honoured, and the dreams of your highest ambition more than fulfilled. CROSS QUESTIONS And CROOKED ANSWERS S a game productive of much laughter and fun. The party sit in a circle. Each asks a question of the one next her, and receives an answer in a profound whisper. When the conversation has gone round the circle, each tells aloud the question she was asked and the answer she received. Of course, as A asks a question of B, B answers it. B asks a question of C, and C answers it. Thus the question that is asked of B, comes from A. The answer B receives is given by C. So question and answer are at cross purposes, and the effect is often very droll. We will give an example: Annie, Eva, Tom, and Maggie are seated in a circle. The whispered conversation as it occurs, given straightforwardly, is as follows: --Annie (to Eva).--Do you like my carpet shoes? Eva.--The roses on them are beautiful. Eva (to Tom).--Do you like cricket? Tom.--Rather, in a good big field. & SPOILING A COMPLIMENT. CROSS QUESTIONS AND CROOKED ANSWERS. Tom (to Maggie).--Are you fond of eels? Maggie.--Yes, fried in egg and bread crumbs. Maggie (to Annie).--Don't you think the Miss Joneses have very large noses? Annie.--Well, dear, it would be very unkind to say so. The whispering having thus gone round the circle, the players are called upon to reveal aloud the questions and answers made to them. Annie.--The question I was asked was, "Don't you think the Miss Joneses have very large noses?" and the answer I received was, "The roses on them are beautiful." Eva.--The question I was asked was, "Do you like my carpet shoes?" and the answer I received was, "Rather, in a good big...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236534417
  • 9781236534415