Earth, Air, Fire and Water

To play this game seat yourselves in a circle, take a clean duster or handkerchief, and tie it in a big knot. so that it may easily be thrown from one player to another. One of the players throws it to another, at the same time calling out either of these names: Earth, Air, Fire, or Water.

If “Earth” is called, the player to whom the hall is thrown has to mention something that lives on the earth, as lion, cat; if “Air” is railed, something that lives in the air; if “Water,” something that lives in the water; hut; if “Fire” is called, the player must keep silence. Always remember not to put birds in the water or animals or fishes in the air; be silent when “Fire” is called, and answer before ten can he counted. For breaking any of these rules a forfeit must he paid.

Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain

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