: NURSERY GAMES
: Popular Rhymes And Nursery Tales
Children stand round in a circle, leaving a space between each. One
walks round the outside, and carries a glove in her hand, saying,
I've a glove in my hand,
Another in my other hand,
Hotter than that!
So I sow beans, and so they come up,
Some in a mug, and some in a cup.
I sent a letter to my love,
I lost it, I lost it!
I found it, I found it!
It burns, it scalds!
Repeating the last words very rapidly, till she drops the glove behind
one of them, and whoever has the glove must overtake her, following her
exactly in and out till she catches her. If the pursuer makes a mistake
in the pursuit, she loses, and the game is over; otherwise she continues
the game with the glove.