A Madeline and her schoolmates activity based on the classic telegraph game send the message without interception.
Players sit in a circle on the floor holding hands, while Miss Clavel sits in the center of the circle.
One of the girls in the circle begins the Secret Message by squeezing the hand of the girl next to her.
This continues around the circle with the object of returning the message to the original player.
At any point Miss Clavel thinks she can intercept the message, she points at the player she thinks is passing it. If she's right, Miss Clavel switches places with the player. If she's wrong, the game continues until she catches someone in the act of passing the message.