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as far out as possible in left hands, swing lanterns toward
right far enough so they can be caught by right hands. Repeat last two movements. Turn backs to audience, facing stage rear. March in one long line to stage, middle, holding lanterns as if
searching for something toward stage rear; march toward stage right, toward stage left, turning suddenly and throwing
light of lanterns directly front, peering front at same time. Recite the following, pantomiming every line as recited :
Seven little lanterns see,
"Seven little lanterns see" Hold lanterns out front with right hands; swing lanterns until they extend horizontally to right.
"Swinging," Swing lanterns toward front.
"swaying" Swing lanterns toward back.
"merrily": Swing lanterns toward front.
“Whether traveling left or right,
"Still each" Pass lanterns to left hands, extending left hands by swinging lanterns horizontally to left.
"Wick is" Swing lanterns toward back.
"burning bright.” Swing lanterns toward front.
"Seven little lanterns" Swing lanterns toward back, toward front; pass lanterns to right
Hold aloft that all may see.
Hold lanterns high by grasping each side of handles with both
hands. Middle boy holds his lantern directly front. Three boys to his right step little more to right and look off right, holding lanterns off right. Three boys to center boy's left step little more to left and hold lanterns toward left, looking in that direction.
"LINCOLN !” Each boy, beginning with right end of line, says a letter of Lin
coln's name, and, as he speaks the letter, brings his lantern down and holds lantern in right hand, crooking elbow so lantern is about even with waist-line.
“ Hear us spell it once again :
A B R A H A M
Eh by says a letter of “Abraham”; then each boy says a letter
of “Lincoln” and places his lantern at his feet and quickly pulls from his pocket or some other hiding-place a card bearing two letters of Lincoln's name, so that when all the letters are shown to audience the name “Abraham Lincoln” is dis.. closed.
“Unto Lincoln's name to-day” Lift lanterns from floor and hold them so light shines directly on card in other hand held against waist.
"Shall each lantern tribute pay." Place each lantern on floor and put cards away from view of audi
Middle boy places his lantern directly in front; boys on right place lanterns little to right; boys on left place lanterns little to left.
Recite and pantomime the following:
Does this lantern shine,
road and mine.
Industry! A cheery guide
In each steady ray;
Gladdens every way.
Zeal! A fitful, flashing light
Strangely darts and gleams;
Run to meet its beams,
Warm its every glow,
Streams upon the path,
Light of radiant red !
Which it scattered wide.
DIRECTIONS. Stanza 1. is recited by middle boy holding lantern high front with
both hands. Stanza II. is recited by first boy to right of middle boy while
holding lantern high in right hand. Stanza III. is recited by first boy to left of middle boy while
holding lantern high with left hand. Stanza IV. is recited by second boy to right of middle boy while
holding lantern high in right hand. Stanza V. is recited by second boy to left of middle boy while
holding lantern high with left hand. Stanza VI. is recited by end boy to right of middle boy while
holding lantern high in right hand.
Stanza VII. is recited by end boy to left of middle boy while
holding lantern high with left hand.
Middle boy, still holding lantern high with both hands, leads march
by stepping forward; one boy at right and one boy at left fall in behind, taking hold of inside hands and holding lanterns high and out with outside hands. The rest of boys do
likewise. March to stage front, make sharp turn and march around stage to
rear center; halt a second; march to front;, make sharp turn and march to rear and across rear, forming long line facing
audience. Boys that spoke Stanzas I. and III. step foward, hold lanterns
close together and high, march to front, separate, march
Honesty planning, and Zeal,
Was Lincoln, the just and the true.
center, face audience and sidestep to right and left far enough to enable lanterns to meet high above heads and between,
forming arch. Boys that recited Stanzas II. and VII. step out and forward, pass
ing beneath arch to stage front, holding lanterns high and close together. They pass under arch single file and come together again after passing beneath arch; at stage front they separate and march around stage by way of right and left to back center, march to arch, pass under in single file, march to stage front together again where they hold lanterns high and close together. They recite the following and, while