School: Swords (B.) (roll number 755)

Swords, Co. Dublin
A. Hamill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0789, Page 116

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  1. There are many games I like to play. Perhaps the most popular of these games is tip the finger.
    One boy is picked from a group, and he stands with his back to the others. One of the boys tips his finger. Then they ask him who tipped his finger.
    The boy says who he thinks did it. Then they ask him how far has the boy to run, and has he to run or walk. If the boy says the wrong person he runs himself.
    Then the boy runs the distance he is told, while the others run off and hide.
    Then the boy goes in search of them.
    When the boy sees the others he runs back to the den and says "I spy and tips the den three times. If the boy gets back before the others the last has it.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
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