Puss in the corner


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Translations
Bäumchen wechsle dich
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Boys started in and out of their places, playing at puss in the corner with other boys; there were laughing boys, singing boys, talking boys, dancing boys, howling boys; boys shuffled with their feet, boys whirled about him, grinning, making faces, mimicking him behind his back and before his eyes; mimicking his poverty, his boots, his coat, his mother, everything belonging to him that they should have had consideration for.
Strutt's traditional games included names such as Baste the Bear, Duck and Drake and Puss in the Corner, which involved four children, each standing in the corner of a room with another standing in the middle and those at the corners had to swap positions before the middle one taking their place.