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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
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.)
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