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" One wet day in a Dyak house, when a number of boys and young men were about me, I thought to amuse them with something new, and showed them how to make " cat's-cradle  "
The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the Orang-utan and the Bird of Paradise - Page 89
by Alfred Russel Wallace - 1869
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The Natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo: Based Chiefly on ..., Volume 1

Hugh Brooke Low - Ethnology - 1896 - 302 pages
...strength, possess a variety of indoor amusements. One wet day, in a Dyak house, when a number of boys and young men were about me, I thought to amuse them with...and made several new figures which quite puzzled me. Then they showed me a number of other tricks with pieces of string, which seemed a favourite amusement...
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Library of the world's best literature, ancient and modern, Volume 38

Charles Dudley Warner - Literary Collections - 1897
...about me, I thought to amuse them with something new, and showed them how to make " cat's-cradle " with a piece of string. Greatly to my surprise, they...knew all about it, and more than I did; for after Charles and I had gone through all the changes we could make, one of the boys took it off my hand,...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 23

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, George H. Warner, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle - Literature - 1896
...about me, I thought to amuse them with something new, and showed them how to make " cat's-cradle " with a piece of string. Greatly to my surprise, they...knew all about it, and more than I did ; for after Charles and I had gone through all the changes we could make, one of the boys took it off my hand,...
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Library of the world's best literature, ancient and modern, Volume 38

Charles Dudley Warner - Literary Collections - 1897
...about me, I thought to amuse them with something new, and showed them how to make " cat's-cradle " with a piece of string. Greatly to my surprise, they knew all about it, and more than_ I did; for after Charles and I had gone through all the changes we could make, one of the boys...
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The study of man

Alfred Cort Haddon - Anthropology - 1898 - 410 pages
...describes1 his finding this game in Borneo: " One wet day in a Dyak house, when a number of boys and young men were about me, I thought to amuse them with...string, which seemed a favourite Amusement with them." Lieutenant de Crespigny ' writes of the Dusuns of Borneo : " Near me were two children playing at '...
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The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science, Philosophy ...

Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Richard Stockton, Nathan Haskell Dole, Julian Hawthorne, Caroline Ticknor - Literature - 1901
...about me, I thought to amuse them with something new, and showed them how to make " cat's-cradle " with a piece of string. Greatly to my surprise, they...knew all about it, and more than I did ; for after Charles and I had gone through all the changes we could make, one of the boys took it off my hand,...
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String Figures: A Study of Cat's-cradle in Many Lands

Caroline Furness Jayne - String figures - 1906 - 407 pages
...were about me, I thought to amuse them with something new, and showed them how to make 'cat's-cradle' with a piece of string. Greatly to my surprise, they...other tricks with pieces of string, which seemed a favorite amusement with them." De Crespigny (p. 344) writes of the Dusuns of Borneo: "Near me were...
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The Warner Library, Volume 25

Charles Dudley Warner, John William Cunliffe, Ashley Horace Thorndike, Harry Morgan Ayres, Helen Rex Keller, Gerhard Richard Lomer - Literature - 1917
...about me, I thought to amuse them with something new, and showed them how to make cat's-cradle " with a piece of string. Greatly to my surprise, they...knew all about it, and more than I did; for after Charles and I had gone through all the changes we could make, one of the boys took it off my hand,...
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String Figures and how to Make Them: A Study of Cat's Cradle in Many Lands

Caroline Furness Jayne - Games - 1962 - 407 pages
...about me, I thought to amuse them with something new, and showed them how to make ' cat's-cradle ' with a piece of string. Greatly to my surprise, they...other tricks with pieces of string, which seemed a favorite amusement with them." De Crespigny (p. 344) writes of the Dusuns of Borneo: "Near me were...
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