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Cassowary: The Two Legs

1. Navajo opening.

2. Insert thumbs from above into index loops, and return with far index strings.

3. Pass little fingers over near index strings, and insert into thumb loops from below. Return with far thumb strings, and release thumb loops.

4. Pass thumbs under index loops, and insert into little finger loops from below. Pick up near little finger strings and far index string, and return under near index strings. Release index loops.

5. Insert indexes into thumb loops from below, and return with far thumb strings (not the palmar strings).

6. Caroline extension.

These instructions are from [K. Haddon 1918], figure 4 ("Water Rat").

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