This item is not in the library — it is a part of: C. Cardew (ed.), Nature Study Notes (full, 1969).

The players are paired off. Each player must be prepared to engage in some activity which will not necessitate his moving around. One small brush (eg. nail-varnish or paint brush) is distributed to each pair. The first player in each pair begins his activity, while the second gently strokes the lips of the first player with the brush. When the first player finds the stroking intolerable the roles are reversed, the second player engaging in his activity, the first player brushing the lips of the second. When the 2nd player finds the stroking intolerable the roles are reversed, and so on. The rite ends when no-one can bear to have his lips stroked any longer.


Small Brush Rite. Alternatively from end of line 9: When the second player finds the stroking intolerable he gets up and stands idle, waiting for someone else to do the same. When someone does, these two change places and start stroking their new partners' lips. Note: If it becomes plain to a player that he will never find the stroking intolerable, it would be courteous at some point to pretend to find it intolerable. Indeed, not to do so could under some circumstances. be considered cruel.

Christopher Hobbs

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