Date: Sat, 5 Aug 1995 15:20:33 -0700

From: "Joseph B. Monda" monda[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SEATTLEU.EDU

Subject: Re: King's X

I was born i 1929 and grew up in Wenatchee, Washington the Apple

Capital of the World; and King's X was well-known to us as a time out

device, particularly while playing Tag or Chase or some such thing. It

was usually accompanied by our crossing our fingers and/or legs and/or

arms while proclaming loudly "King's X!"

Incidentally, crossing body parts also was used to indicate a denial of a

statement. For instance: "Your mother is calling you." If your mother

wasn't calling, this state could not be considered a lie if one croseed

one's fingers, arms, legs, toes, eyes, shoelaces I heard once. The

ethics of children are everybit as complex as those of lawyers.