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THREE STARS

movement, is peculiar to this figure; a single index loop is transferred in the same manner in the two figures which follow immediately.

The Fourth movement is interesting because of its resemblance to the Torres Straits "King Fish," but in that figure the index is put first into the thumb loop and then into the little finger loop, and the movement is confined to the right hand.


We shall see the Torres Straits movement done in the next figure, the "Three Stars," but done with both hands. The Eighth and Ninth movements are foreshadowed in the Sixth movement of the "Triangles." Of course, the Eleventh movement can be done by the little fingers; it requires some dexterity.

THREE STARS


Dr. Furness was taught Dilipi-tuf, or "Three Stars," by a Uap girl of thirteen, named "Dakofel."

First: Opening A.

Second: Put each thumb from below into the index loop, and draw the thumb away from the index to make the loop wider. Turn the middle, ring and little fingers, of each hand away from you, down over both strings of the little finger loop, then, keeping. the strings drawn tight, turn the hands with the palms facing each other and then facing upward, in order to bring these three fingers toward you and up through the loop passing around both thumb and index; let the far index string slip over the knuckles of the middle, ring and little fingers to the back of the hand; straighten these fingers to release the little finger strings held under them, the little finger loop itself remaining on that finger. Let the former index loop slip down on the wrist and draw the strings tight.