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I04 Collectanea.

space is marked off by lines drawn, or corner stones put down ; this is called the " box," and the player in charge of it is called the "policeman." The "ins" remain on their boundary line, while the " outs " conceal themselves within the agreed-on space. The " ins " then issue out, and those they catch and make prisoners of are brought to the "box" and put in charge of the "policeman." Those prisoners may be released by being tigged on the head by any one of their own party who can do this without himself being caught before he has touched them, and he is entitled to shove with his shoulder, or in any other way get past the "policeman" without using his hands. The rescuer may rescue more than one, but is almost sure to be himself apprehended.


Was the name given to a two-sides-of-the-street game played in Perthshire. Equal numbers on opposite pavements or foot- paths endeavoured to tig each other, and so make prisoners on the space between the footpaths. A player from either side, or more than one, would jump about, trying to induce a player of the other side to tig him, sanctuary always being to be had on his own footpath. Those tigged had to stand on the edge of their opponents' footpath with a hand extended, and were released by being touched by one of their own party, the rescuer of course risking being tigged himself. Those who had most prisoners gained the game.

(P. 218, third line from bottom.) (Lands.) Herdie Fans in Orkney.

(P. 219, after line 18.)

It will have been seen that the knitted bonnet, usually worn by boys in Scotland, was a " property " frequently utilised in games. On p. 218 is given the game called "Lands" in Argyleshire ; in Banffshire this is called " Regibus." There is a slight difference in the latter in the method of finishing. Sup- posing all the bonnets of one side to have been captured by the other, in " Regibus " the winners stood in a line, one