One player leaves the room, and while he is absent the rest fix upon some proverb. The words are then distributed among them, and each player, in reply to a question asked by the guesser, has to introduce his particular word. When all the words have been introduced, the guesser has to guess the name of the proverb, and another plaver takes his place. If, however, he cannot make it out, he has to leave the room again.
LIST OF PROVERBS
- A false friend is worse than a bitter enemy.
- A penny saved is a penny gained.
- A man is known by the company he keeps.
- A bad workman quarrels with his tools.
- All is not gold that glitters.
- A friend in need is a friend indeed.
- A good name is better than wealth.
- A good word costs nothing.
- A little rain lays much dust.
- A little spark makes a great flame.
- A bird in hand is worth two in a bush.
- Better late than never.
- Barking dogs seldom bite.
- Cut your coat according to your cloth.
- Empty vessels make the most sound.
- Example is better than precept.
- Evil beginnings have bad endings.
- Friends are plenty when the purse is full.
- Good ware makes quick markets.
- Great cry and little wool.
- Gather thistles, expect prickles.
- Half a loaf is better than no bread.
- Hear twice before you speak once.
- In a calm sea every man is a pilot.
- Idle folks have the least leisure.
- It’s an ill wind that blows nobody good.
- If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well.
- It’s a sad heart that never rejoices
- Least said is soonest mended.
- Let them laugh that win.
- Look before you leap.
- Long looked for comes at last.
- Make hay while the sun shines.
- Many a slip between the cup and the lip.
- Make the best of a bad bargain.
- Marry in haste, repent at leisure.
- Of two evils choose the least.
- One good turn deserves another.
- Opportunity makes the thief.
- Out of sight out of mind.
- Penny wise and pound foolish.
- Prevention is better than cure.
- Pride will have a fall.
- Short reckonings make long friends.
- Strike while the iron’s hot.
- Still waters run deep.
- Safe bind, safe find.
- The best part of valour is discretion.
- Waste not, want not.
- Where there’s a will there’s always a way.
- Wilful waste makes woful want.
Excerpt from the book:
EVERY BOY’S BOOK: A COMPLETE ENCYCLOPÆDIA OF SPORTS AND AMUSEMENTS.
EDITED BY EDMUND ROUTLEDGE.
With more than Six Hundred Illustrations
FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS.
LONDON: GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS,
THE BROADWAY, LUDGATE.
NEW YORK: 416, BROOME STREET.