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with the palm away from you, or in such manner that the strings of the right thumb loop become untwisted and parallel, and pull to the right on the right thumb loop until the twist in the figure is tight, but not formed into a hard knot (Fig. 673).

Sixth: Withdraw all four fingers of the left hand from the loop (Fig. 674). The knot and hanging loop represent the "little Fish"; by pulling on the two left

lower strings the knot comes apart and the "fish escapes into the mud"; by pulling on the two right lower strings the knot is drawn tighter and the "fish is caught." This is not a difficult figure, although the description would lead one to think so. The majority of the movements are new and I have not observed them in any other figure.