Children form a circle. Once child circles outside the ring, carrying a handkerchief. At the very end of the song the child drops it behind a child in the ring and starts to run around the ring. The child who has the handkerchief at his heels must pick it up and run after the first child. If the first child is caught before they complete the circle to the empty place, the first child must go around again. If the first child completes the circle, the child holding the handkerchief continues the game.