Game Of The Fox

: Popular Rhymes And Nursery Tales

One child is Fox. He has a knotted handkerchief, and a home to which he

may go whenever he is tired, but while out of home he must always hop on

one leg. The other children are geese, and have no home. When the Fox is

coming out he says,--

The Fox gives warning

It's a cold frosty morning.

After he has said these words he is at liberty to hop out, and use his

knotted handkerchief. Whoever he can touch is Fox instead, but the geese

run on two legs, and if the Fox puts his other leg down, he is hunted

back to his home.