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95 <br>[Vertical: As to savages' knowledge of string tricks, see <u> . .Haddon </u> and <br><u>. . Rivers </u><br> he has not been able to discover <br> anyone (1903) who knows more-<br><u> Mr A.R.Wallace, </u> Malay Archipelago,"<br> ch VI. <i>^<u> ad init. </u></i> p 68 ed 1898) writes:- one wet <br> day, in a Dyak house, when a num-<br> ber of boys, & young men were about <br> me, I thought to amuse them with <br> something new, and showed them <br> how to make 'cat's cradles' with <br> a piece of string. Greatly to my <br> surprise they knew all about it, <br>& more than I did; for after I <br> and Charles had gone through all <br> the changes we could make, one <br> of the boys took it off my hand, <br> and made several new figures which <br>
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95 <br>[Vertical: As to savages' knowledge of string tricks, see <u> . .Haddon </u> and <br><u>. . Rivers </u><br> he has not been able to discover <br> anyone (1903) who knows more-<br><u> Mr A.R.Wallace, </u> Malay Archipelago,"<br> ch VI. <i>^<u> ad init. </u></i> p 68 ed 1898) writes:- one wet <br> day, in a Dyak house, when a num-<br> ber of boys, & young men were about <br> me, I thought to amuse them with <br> something new, and showed them <br> how to make 'cat's cradles' with <br> a piece of string. Greatly to my <br> surprise they knew all about it, <br>& more than I did; for after I <br> and Charles had gone through all <br> the changes we could make, one <br> of the boys took it off my hand, <br> and made several new figures which <br>quite puzzled me. They then showed <br> me a number of other tricks with <br> pieces of string, which seemed a <br> favourite amusement with them."<br>(This was in <i>^Sarawak </i> Borneo.)<br> The references to the game in

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95
[Vertical: As to savages' knowledge of string tricks, see . .Haddon and
. . Rivers
he has not been able to discover
anyone (1903) who knows more-
Mr A.R.Wallace, Malay Archipelago,"
ch VI. ^ ad init. p 68 ed 1898) writes:- one wet
day, in a Dyak house, when a num-
ber of boys, & young men were about
me, I thought to amuse them with
something new, and showed them
how to make 'cat's cradles' with
a piece of string. Greatly to my
surprise they knew all about it,
& more than I did; for after I
and Charles had gone through all
the changes we could make, one
of the boys took it off my hand,
and made several new figures which
quite puzzled me. They then showed
me a number of other tricks with
pieces of string, which seemed a
favourite amusement with them."
(This was in ^Sarawak Borneo.)
The references to the game in