School: Rathwire (C.) (roll number 8416)

Rathwire, Co. Westmeath
Mrs. Caffrey
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0727, Page 448

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  1. This is the way the game "Colours" is played. A number of children gather up. The leader of the game appoints two girls one is called an angel with her cross and the other a devil with his long tail. The leader goes round the children and whispers the name of a colour into each childs into each child's ear. The childs has to keek it a secret. The devil with his long tail comes up and the following dialouge takes place.
    Leader Who comes there.
    Devil The devil with his long tail.
    Leader What do you want
    Devil A colour
    Leader What colour
    Devil Red or green or so on
    What ever girl has the colour goes off with him.
    Then the Angel with her
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Chrissie Egan
    c. 13
    Riverstown, Co. Westmeath