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By Dan Beard

"Pick'er up, Wipe'er off, and Stone-holder"

stands as evidence that the boys see nothing unfair in the old method of "Which hand is it in," and that they deem it right that the boy whose wits are the quickest is entitled to go free.

As soon as a game is proposed nowadays one lad shouts Pick'er up!" as he stoops and picks up a pebble. The words are not out of his mouth before another cries "Wipe'er off!" and a third "Stone-holder."

Pick'er-up hands the stone to Wipe'er-off. Pick'er-up is then free, Wipe'er-off makes a great show of wiping the stone off on his trouser leg, and hands it to Stone-holder. Wipe'er-off is then free and Stone-holder puts his hands behind him, arranges the stone as described in the preceding method and allows the next boy to choose which hand it is in. The last lad to hold the stone is "It."

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