Game Of The Gipsy

: Popular Rhymes And Nursery Tales

One child is selected for Gipsy, one for Mother, and one for Daughter

Sue. The Mother says,--

I charge my daughters every one

To keep good house while I am gone.

You and you (points) but specially you,

[Or sometimes, but specially Sue.]

Or else I'll beat you black and blue.

During the Mother's absence, the Gipsy comes in, entices a child away,

and hides her. This process is repeated till all the children are

hidden, when the Mother has to find them.