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by Ernest Thompson Seton

This is an indoor game, founded on the familiar "Hunt the Thimble." 

We use a little dummy coon; either make it or turn a readymade toy rabbit into one, by adding tail and black mask, and cropping the ears. Sometimes even a little rag ball with a face painted on it. 

All the players but one go out of the room. That one places the coon anywhere in sight, high or low, but in plain view; all come in and seek. 

The first to find it sits down silently, and scores 1. Each sits down, on seeing it, giving no clue to the others. The first to score 3 coons is winner, usually. Sometimes we play till every one but one has a coon; that one is the booby. The others are first, second, etc. 

Sometimes each is given his number in order of finding it. Then, after 7 or 8 coons, these numbers are added up, and the lowest is winner.

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