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STRING FIGURES

bring the hands together and pass the left middle finger to the far side and the left index to the near side of the right far index string (Fig. 677), and draw this string to the left, between the fingers, through the left index loop and put it around the

tip of the left index by turning the left hand with the palm away from you. During this movement the original left index loop slips from the finger (Fig. 678).

Third: Release the loop from the right index. With the right thumb and index take hold of the two strings of the left index loop (close to the index), and lift the loop from the finger; then thread this loop from above downward through the turns

on the left thumb (Fig. 679), and put it back on the left index, withdrawing the left thumb from the turns (Fig. 680).

Fourth: Transfer the right thumb loop to the right index, by picking up from below on the back of the index the near thumb string, returning the index to position and withdrawing the thumb (Fig. 681).