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71. Hide and Seek
One of the best games children play in
is Hide and Seek. You didn't need anything
play, and you could play for hours without
bored. Another great thing about Hide and Seek
that anyone could play, boys, girls, young, and
. Hide and Seek was great. All you needed
a little imagination and a sense of adventure.
way the game is played is simple. I
the first time I played. I came up
some of my brother's friends who were playing
the neighborhood. "Hey, what are you guys playing?"
asked. "We are playing Hide and Seek," said
, my brother's best friend. "Can I play?" I
, even though I didn't really know the rules.
a while, the boys let me play. The
of the game is to hide from one
the players. This person closes his eyes and
to 10 out loud to start the game.
he or she is counting, the rest of
kids run to find a hiding place.
can be anywhere. Behind cars, or in the
, just about anywhere! It was Robert's turn. When
had counted 10, he yelled, "Ready or not,
I come!" Whoever is the first person found
"It", and it's their turn to count. I
I had the best hiding place ever. I
in the bushes near my house. I could
through the leaves everything Robert was doing, and
knew he was getting close to finding David,
one of my friends.
I was overjoyed that
wasn't going to be the first one found.
had proven myself to everybody who said I
too young to play when all of a
, a mouse ran over my foot! I jumped
screamed out of the bushes, and was the
one found. The next thing I knew, I
counting out loud and trying to find my