School: Tamney (Robertson)

Tawny, Co. Donegal
Mrs Kyle

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Games we Play

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1090, Page 338

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Games we play
The following gives a description of a game we all can play at school.
we got there are a number of children and put them in a line and we put out a child and call it a boy and we call another child the mother the children cling on to the mother.
The boy pretends that he is blowing the fire, then the mother and her children came to the boy. The mother asks the boy “What are you blowing the fire for?”
“To boil water” the boy replies.
Mother: What do you want the water for?
Boy: To wash bags.
Mother: What do you want the bags for?
Boy: To carry sand.
Mother: What do you want the sand for?
Boy: To clean knives.
Mother: What do you want the knives for?
Boy: To cut a head off one of your chickens.
Mother: What did you do with the chickens you got yesterday?
Boy: I was plucking them above the fire and

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