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Cat And Mouse

This is a French sport. The toys with which it is played consist of two

flat bits of hard wood, the edges of one of which are notched. The game

is played by two only; they are both blindfolded and tied to the ends of

a long string, which is fastened in the centre to a post, by a loose

knot, so as to play easily in the evolutions made by the players. The

party who plays the mouse occasionally scrapes the toys together, and

the other, who plays the cat, attracted by the sound, endeavours to

catch him.