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STRING FIGURES

Fifth: Pass each thumb up over the lower near index string, and put it from below into the upper index loop, and draw the thumb away from the index in order to enlarge the loop now passing around both index and thumb (Fig. 336).

Sixth: With the left thumb and index (or the teeth) pick up the right lower near thumb string close to the right thumb, and draw it over the tip of the thumb

(Fig. 337), and let it drop on the palmar side; being careful not to disturb the upper thumb loop. In the same manner with the right thumb and index (or the tceth) pick up the left lower near thumb string close to the left thumb, draw it over the tip

of the left thumb (Fig. 338), and let it drop on the palmar side. Separate the hands (Fig. 339).

Seventh: Withdraw each index from the loop which passes around both thumb and index and draw the strings tight (Fig. 340, Left hand).

Eighth: Transfer the thumb loops to the index fingers by putting each index from. below into the thumb loop (Fig. 340, Right hand) and withdrawing the thumb (Fig. 341).