“Players in circle, leader in centre has a cork which he holds in the  flame of a candle till it is smouldering; the leader then passes the  cork to one of the players who blows on it and passes it on  saying: `Jack´s alive’. The player in whose hand the cork stops  smouldering is suitably decorated by the leader drawing with burnt cork on his face.”

– from Gilcrafts Book of Games (2nd ed., 1937)