A small feather with a very little stem is required to play this game.
The players draw in their chairs in a circle as closely as together as possible to form a tight circle.
One of the party begins the game by throwing the feather into the air as high as possible above the centre of the ring.
The object of the game is to keep it from touching anyone; as the player it touches must pay a forfeit.
It is impossible to imagine the excitement produced by each player preventing the feather from alighting up on him.
The game must be heartily played to be fully appreciated, not only by the actors of the performance, but by the spectators.
Indeed so absurd generally is the picture presented, that is difficult to say whether players or spectators have the most fun