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By Dan Beard

"Odd or Even?" is generally used to decide who shall have first choice in a "choosing up" game, but like "Whole fist or four fingers" it is sometimes used for counting out. One boy takes the contents of his pocket, a handful of marbles, Jack-stones, pebbles, coin, or whatever is handy, and holding out his closed hand cries "Odd or even?" meaning, "Have I an odd or even number of objects in my hand?" The other boy makes a guess, and if it is correct he has first choice, and if not the first choice falls to the share of the one who holds the objects.

When used in counting out the boy who guesses correctly goes free, while he who does not turns to the next and cries "Odd or even?" with his extended hand filled with the contents of his own pocket. When all are free but one, that one is "It."

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