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STRING FIGURES

far wrist strings (Fig. 404), and up into the little finger loop, then catch each far little finger string on the side of the thumb and, turning the palms toward each other

(Fig. 405), draw it toward you on the back of the thumb under all the strings as you return the thumb to its position (Fig. 406).

You now have on each hand: a loop on the thumb, a loop on the index, a loop on the little finger and a loop on the wrist. Under the wrist loop passes a string formed of the near thumb string and the far little finger string.

Fifth: With the thumb and index of the left hand put the right thumb loop on the left thumb without twisting it, and with the thumb and index of the right hand

put the left thumb loop on the right thumb without twisting it. This movement simply exchanges the thumb loops (Fig. 407).

Sixth: Pass each thumb away from you over the far thumb string and both strings of the index loop, and take up from below on the back of the thumb the near little finger string, and return the thumb to its position (Fig. 408).