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poetry). The game goes on in thb way, another player being chosen each time. Fireside Trick* Put your hands together as in the drawing, palms also touch- ing. The thumbs are you and your brother. You can separate easily—like that. The £rst fingers are you and your father, you can sepfirate not quite so easily — like that. The little fingers are you and your sister, you can 3q>arate, but that comes a little harder still ^ikethat. The middle fingers are you and your mother, you can separate, but it is hard— see that. The ring fingers are you and your sweetheart, you caimot separate without everything else going first to pieces. The Lone Star Trick* A Texan showed me an interesting trick on the table. He took six wooden toothpicks, bent then sharply in the middle, and laid them down in Uie form shown in "A." "Now," he says, "when our people got possession of Texas, it was nothing but a wilderness of cactus spines. See them there ! Then they began irrigat- ing. (Here he put a spoonful of water in the centre of the spines.) And .1. — - .1 g gg^ jjj ^jjjj they turned Star State." ed, the water )thpicks to straighten out until they made the pat- ain"B."