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a serious purpose in playing it. Primitive peoples
have believed they can light up the sun or speed
him on his way, while others fancy they can
retard or stop him. Thus, when the sun is going
southward in the autumn, and sinking lower and
lower in the Arctic sky, the Esquimaux of Iglulik
play the game of Cat's Cradle in order to catch
him in the meshes of the string and so prevent
his disappearance. -(Frayer . G Bough. p 20, 79.)

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