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not tangle, but there is an additional twist in the strings which form the crown.

This figure was communicated to me by Miss A. Kingston, who S3.W children in Cambridge playing it.

It is an interesting fact that, while the theoretical crown figv^re referred to above derives from the Korean finale by shpping the little finger strings, the Cambridge "Two Royal Crowns" is come at by the same move from the Fulbourn figure.

Two 'B.Oy&l C'vovv'ws

Fig. 13.

VIII. b. Other Fish-in-the-Dish Transformations.

I now return to the ordinary transformations of " Fish in the Dish," which sufficed those who did not know the eighth figure.

It will be remembered that the seventh figure is held by the first player.

Second Player. Catch hold of the side X strings in the usual way from above. Bring them to the centre and dip thumbs and indices between the middle strings, which must be over- lapping (Fig. 9). Thrust thumbs and indices well down and extend sideways. The resulting figure is the second of the series (Fig. 2), but held on the downturned hands as in Fig. 7.

Variatioji. Take up the radial middle string with one little finger, approaching the hand from the ulnar side, and draw it out across the ulnar string.--. Take up the ulnar mid-string and draw out similarly with the other little finger. Dip thumbs and indices into the angles formed outside the outer strings by the little finger loops, and take up the X crossing strings on their dorsa. Extend. The result is the manger figure. Fig. 5.