This rhyme is recited

Game Instructions

Two children stand facing each other. One kid keeps his eyes wide open. The other does the talking and on every line he passes his hand very close and very fast in front of the first kid's eyes from top to bottom as if shooing a fly away. The first child must not blink: blinking is supposed to mean he fears whatever the other is saying (i.e. his father, his mother or the tail of the cat). If he blinks on "the tail of the cat", for example, the other will probably taunt him: "Aha! He's afraid of the cat's tail!".

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing this rhyme.

Merci beaucoup!