: Popular Rhymes And Nursery Tales

In the game where the following lines are used, one person goes round

inside a ring of children, clapping a cap between his hands. When he

drops it at the foot of any one, that one leaves his position and gives

chase, and is obliged to thread the very same course among the children

till the first is caught. The first then stands with his back towards

the centre of the ring, the one called out takes his place, and thus

they continue till nearly all are "turned."

My hand burns hot, hot, hot,

And whoever I love best, I'll drop this at his foot!