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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 130 pages of information about School, Church, and Home Games.

  A messenger. 
  (Ans.  One sent (One cent).)

  A method of voting. 
  (Ans.  Ayes and noes (Eyes and nose).)

  A Chinese beverage. 
  (Ans.  Tea (T).)

  A gaudy flower. 
  (Ans.  Tulips (Two lips).)

  Comfort. 
  (Ans.  Ease (e e).)

  A small animal. 
  (Ans.  Hare (Hair).)

  A term of marriage. 
  (Ans.  United State.)

  An ancient honor. 
  (Ans.  Wreath.)

  One of the first families. 
  (Ans.  Indian.)

Reading Temples

The group is told that thoughts can be transmitted through the temples.  The demonstrator of the game has to have an accomplice knowing the trick, who leaves the room.  The others decide upon a number, not greater than ten.  The accomplice is called back into the room, and by placing his hands upon the temples of the demonstrator after having requested every one to concentrate their thoughts upon the number selected, he tells what the number is.

The Trick—­He is told the number by the demonstrator, who clinches and relaxes his jaw, which gives a movement of the temple which can be felt by the accomplice.

Aeroplane Ride

The player selected to take the ride is sent from the room and blindfolded.  A strong board is held a few inches from the floor by several of the players.  The blindfolded player is then called back into the room and invited to step into the aeroplane and is aided in stepping upon the board.  His hands are placed upon the shoulders of two other players for support.  As soon as the individual has stepped upon the board, it is raised a few inches and the two individuals upon whose shoulders rest his hands slowly and together bend their knees, so as to lower their shoulders, giving the impression to the rider that he has been lifted some distance from the floor.

The rider is then told to jump down, but not to fear, as mattresses have been placed upon the floor, so that he is in no danger of injury.  The fear of jumping from so great a height as the blindfolded aviator has been caused to feel he has attained, and the surprise of striking the floor in so short a distance after the jump, are very amusing.

Egg Smash

Several players of the group are blindfolded and take a kneeling position upon the floor.  Each is given a fake egg and is told to knock it upon the floor to summon the good spirit.  They do this very carefully the first time, thinking they have an egg.  The eggs are taken away and the group waits to see if a spirit appears.  As it does not appear, the eggs are again handed to the players.  This time they are not so careful in hitting the eggs down upon the floor, their first experience telling them they are fake.  Again the eggs are taken from them and the spirit waited for.  Failing to appear the second time, the eggs are returned to the blindfolded individuals for the third time, but this time instead of fake, they are the real article, much to the surprise and grief of those who break them vigorously upon the floor.

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