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94 Collectanea.

A Cuir Sgaoile feadh nam Mulan. (Putting a scattering througli the Stacks.) This is the same game played in Islay, but the pursuer, before starting, recites the following:

' ' Bheii" mi h-aon as an adag, Bheir mi dha as an adag, Bheir mi tri as an adag,

Bheir mi sop mor roinn a toin na h-uile nach tig, 's nach buail, 's nach teich."

I shall take one from the stook / Two / Three / 1 shall take a large wisp of hair from the backside of all that won't come and won't rush and won't flee.

It is also called

Goid as an adag. (Stealing from the Stook.)

Those hiding among the stacks, repeating before they are pursued the lines given under " Ruith an Gaduiche." The com- pletion of this is the signal for pursuit by the one in the den. The first he catches takes his place.

(P. 207, in line 22.)

In Uist Tig is called " Sgapaghd Diuc."

(P. 207, in line 22.)

Tig of two is started sometimes under the title of Sgiobaltean.

One child gives a light slap to the other and runs away, followed by the one slapped, who tries to tig him; if he does so the game is finished. If the giver of the slap gets too far away for the other to have a chance to touch him, the latter will call out something to try and cause the distant one to stop and look behind him, when if the trick is successful he cries out, " I have seen your two eyes," the result being as good as if he had returned the sgiobalt (slap). If he looks back however with one eye shut, the other may try to throw a stone in front of him, and if successful will say, "Tha clach