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[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