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Eels Carried on a Hooked Stick

A somewhat long string is required for this figure.

1. Position 1 on left hand only.

2. With right hand, grab left near string, and starting under the chin, wrap it twice counter-clockwise around your head.

3. Put right hand into remaining portion of loop in Position 1.

4. Grab far little finger string with teeth.

5. With your hands, push loops wrapped around your head off, so that they hang from loop held by teeth.

6. Release thumb loops.

7. Insert thumbs into mouth loop from below, closer to the mouth than the loops hanging from the mouth loop. Release loop held by teeth.

These instructions are from [Davidson 1941], figure IV ("A Dead Man in a Tree").

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